One of the great 'founding fathers' of Margaret River & a long-time producer of one of Australia's greatest cabernet wines. Originally planted in 1969 by Picardy's Bill Pannell however the Mugford family has owned / controlled the property since 1979.
One of the great 'founding fathers' of Margaret River and a long-time producer of one of Australia's greatest cabernet-based wines. Originally planted in 1969 by Picardy's Bill Pannell however the Mugford family has owned / controlled the property since 1979.
"Widely regarded as one of the best wineries in the region, producing glorious chardonnay, power-laden semillon and elegant cabernet sauvignon that lives for decades. Moss Wood also owns RibbonVale Estate, the wines treated as vineyard-designated within the Moss Wood umbrella." 5 Star Winery - James Halliday
"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. Drink by 2050." 97 points. Erin Larkin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
"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
"I should imagine the estate Cabernet Sauvignon should be pretty strong in 2018, based on this showing. Dark and brooding style of Cabernet with deep black fruit, some red ones peeping up, walnut, liquorice and new leather, with a subtle dried rose floral thing, and light biscuity oak. Full-bodied, dark chocolate and orange, savoury earthy flavours, ripe and dense tannin, and a bright finish of excellent length. Shows the house style to full effect. It’s an excellent release." Rating: 94 Points. Gary Walsh. The Wine Front.