2018 Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot

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High level 100% Merlot is not an everyday find. Love this full-bodied but elegant expression from Moss Wood.

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Merlot doesn't get much love in Australia but if they were all as good this we should be doing more Merlot-hugging.

All fruit from Moss Wood's Ribbon Vale property, and it includes 5% Cabernet Franc. Very plush red fruits, some cedar and mocha notes from some expensive-feeling new oak maturation.

The palate is thing - long, lithe and structured with tremendous controlled concentration. Feels like a luxury wine.

Lifted aromatics of red currant, tamarillo, marzipan – medium to full body with fresh acidity & well balanced tannins. Aged in French barriques.

96 Points - "Pretty, succulent red fruits are all wrapped up in fine, shapely tannins. Supple, lithe and elegant. A beautiful wine." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 Points - "There’s 5% Cabernet Franc in the mix, and a modest 15% new oak. New labels too, which are what you might call Margaret meets Bordeaux in style. I like them, as an aside.

Well, this is a good expression of Merlot, to be sure. Red and black fruits, coffee bean, a sort of honey/floral perfume, and a bit of tar. It’s medium-bodied, has some savoury tobacco and black olive character in with red berries and plum, tannins is fine and powdery, dense and perfectly ripe, some cedar and subtle mint and seaweed flavour comes through on a long finish. Lovely balance. All just so. Svelte. Polished. Really good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Moss Wood

Started by the pioneering Bill and Sandra Pannell in 1969, Moss Wood is one of the legendary names in the Australian wine industry, helping establish Margaret River as a world-class wine region.

Located in the northern sub–region of Wilyabrup, current owners Clare & Keith Mugford have been growing the winery's reputation and range since the mid 1980s. The Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Australia's greatest wines, the Chardonnay is exceptional, and the Ribbon Vale range represents excellent value for Margaret River.

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