2014 Moss Wood "Amy's" Cab Blend Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $38)
A blend of cabernet, merlot, petit verdot and malbec overflowing with a rainbow of cassis/blackcurrant redcurrant, plum and mulberry on the bouquet and palate alike. So much is the impact of the fruit, it buries the tannins, but allows the French oak to add yet another flavour. Why not tonight?
Attractive blueberry fruits, cassis and red cherry too. A flinty graphite-like edge and subtle oak spice. Superb palate texture that's flawless, long and silky; blueberry fruit flavors run on velvety, fresh tannins, with blackberry to close. Drink now and for 6+ years.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. A fine, elegant red with dark berry, wood smoke and cedar flavours. Quite tight and youthful, with a strong oak influence. Clear potential for bottle development.
Winemaker's Notes: "The color is a youthful deep, plum red hue; bright condition. On the nose classic young Cabernet aromas with lively and fragrant scents of black and red currants and satsuma plums. It has a complex back ground displaying white pepper spice, earth and tar and some very soft oak notes. The longer it spends in the glass, the more intense it becomes. On the palate the young Cabernet theme continues with a mouthfeel that is full bodied and generous, with concentrated black fruit flavours, sitting over a firm but balanced structure of acidity and tannins. It combines great length and an appealing juiciness for satisfying early drinking. This is a well-balanced and flavoursome young wine, enjoyable now, especially with full flavoured meat dishes. However, it has the structure to be aged for the short term, up to 5 years."