97 out of 100
by Erin Larkin
The premier wine from the Moss Wood Ribbon Vale property. Fruit flavours of berries and earthy notes - full body - firm tannins and soft oak.
With 2% each of merlot and cabernet franc. 27 months in French oak (16% new). We live in hallowed times: the '18 cabernets from Margaret River are being released into the wild ... there's never been a better time to be alive. Concentrated, fine, pedigree cabernet with explosive, low-down torque that drags the flavours over the palate into the interminably long finish. Epic. Will live as long as you do. 97 Points, Special Value, “Top Rated: Cabernet Sauvignon”. Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2022
Such a beautifully balanced cabernet. The key to this vineyard has always been tannin management. This is spot-on. Sure, there are tannins, but you want that with cabernet, right? There’s a minerally, slightly ironstone character threading through it with leafy blackcurrant and, slightly, back olive nuances. Dry savoury finish with a touch of bay leaf. Outstanding wine from an outstanding vintage. In fact, might well be the best cabernet yet from this vineyard. 96 Points, Ray Jordan, The Weekend West Australian