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Amy's Red Blend from Moss Wood is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
Moss Wood winemaker Ian Bell named this powerful red after his grandmother. According to the winery "This wine is made with an emphasis on fruit depth and it is our intention it be enjoyed when young, with a tannin structure that is well balanced and not too confronting. This, of course, means it can be drunk now but as with all Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Margaret River, it has the necessary attributes required for cellaring. For those with the patience and who enjoy softer and more complex older wines, we suggest a further 5 years ageing."
An Amy to admire!750 ml
Tasting Note From Bob Campbell of The Real Review (2019 Vintage)
95 Points - "A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Deliciously intense red with juicy cassis, plum, blueberry flavours smothering spicy oak characters. Very approachable now but will become even more complex and interesting with bottle age."
Winery Tasting Note (2018 Vintage)
Nose: There is good volume and lift, with an array of aromas expected from this blend, with all varieties making their presence felt. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, so its blueberries and violets are clear, while Petit Verdot brings its dark berry and jubes, Merlot supporting with black currant and Malbec providing red fruit, almost watermelon-like and some white pepper spice. The complex notes typical of a Cabernet blend fill out the background with cedar and tobacco and despite being aged in exclusively old barrels some soft oak as well.
Palate: As expected from the nose, the red and dark fruits dominate and fill the mouth, giving the wine tremendous length. They sit over a firm but balanced structure, with acidity that is lifted, ensuring the fruit flavours are lively, full body gives good density and mouthfeel and on the finish, the tannins provide an astringency that doesn’t disrupt, being smooth with no furry or bitter edges.
Moss Wood Writeup courtesy of Grant
Planted in 1969, Moss Wood is a founding estate of the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Grapes were first planted on the estate in 1969 and Keith Mugford took over the estate in 1985. To this day, Moss Wood is considered one of the best growers and winemakers in the wine region, which itself is considered one of the premier wine regions of Australia.
The Estate property was first planted with Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Semillion and Pinot Noir. The Ribbon Vale property was acquired in 2000 is planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines.
Keith and his wife, Clare, have developed the vineyard and utilized their wine-making skill to consistently produce wines of great finesse and lasting capability.
Kensington Wine Market is privileged to be one of the exclusive purveyors of Moss Wood wine for more than 15 years.
Photo of Moss Wood vineyards from mosswood.com.au