Moss Wood Margaret River Moss Wood Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 14%
I am immediately drawn to this wine because it is not (to me at least) a typicaly blowzy style of warmer climate Cabernet.
N: This wine has a generous varietal bouquet with big black fruit centering on blackberry fruits, then black current and black cherry. The oak adds to the complexity with a generous amount of new oak aromas. The combination of these equals a generous and giving bouquet that is big, fresh, youthful and powerful. The typical herbaceous edge that Cabernet has seems toned down and in favor of very ripe fruit.
P: Dry, full-bodied and generous with black fruits, toasty flavors, herb and leather, clove and brown spices. Medium+ length and finish, a lovely example. Balanced and well made yet youthful.