Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot 12pk 2020
James Halliday Top 100 wines of 2018 (over $30)
Proprietors and winemakers, Clare and Keith Mugford, have established an internationally recognised Margaret River landmark, with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. Being part of the Langton’s ‘Exceptional’ ranking since 1991 and other internationally respected wine awards, the couple has also proven that other Moss Wood wines, like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Semillons, showcase exceptional quality and longevity.
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot 2020
A precise, measured and focused bouquet with scents of baking spices and roasted plums, some black berry fruits and wood smoke. Complex and youthful, enticing and new. Delicious and dry on the palate with flavours of anise and vanilla, plums and dark berry fruits and nut. Firm tannins and acidity remind me of the youthful side of this wine, but the core fruits and sweeter wood flavours make this example morish and drinkable today. Best enjoyed from late 2023 through 2029+.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: CAMERON DOUGLAS, CAMDOUGLASMS.COM