2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Moss Wood, Margaret River, W. Australia
This exquisite wine from Margaret River is as close to perfect as any Margaret River has produced - and it gets my highest score. This is such a classic Moss Wood. As elegant and stylishly poised as any I have tasted through the years. Red berry and violets, with distinctive mulberry and cedar perfumes on the nose and that little oak influence. Such gorgeous perfume, which really makes this wine. The palate is balanced and refined with an elegance you get in only the very best of these wines. Wonderful integration of fine-grained, understated oak and fine chalky tannins. Almost impossible to fault. A truly great wine and the best ever to come out of this magical region.
99 Points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian
Power and density meet violet fragrance and varietal definition in this vintage, built around a full and deep core of blackcurrant and mulberry fruit, well supported by cedar and dark chocolate oak. Vibrant acidity and fine, confident tannins bolster a long and full finish.
96 Points, Tyson Stelzer, Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017
The Grand Vin is a very imposing wine with a flavour that drills down deep into the soul of this noble grape variety. Texturally, this is one of the most satisfying Moss Wood Cabernets I can recall. The traction on the palate, made up of sooty tannins and epic skins, is thrilling. The finish is certainly youthful but in no way astringent. The nose heralds the way and points to the future for this wine. It will be a slow-burner, with a long life and along this path it will chant the never-ending song of Cabernet.
Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wine 2017/2018