Moss Wood Amys Cabernet Sauvignon

Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%

Undoubtedly one of the stars of the Margaret River wine region, Moss Wood's premium 'Wilyabrup' Cabernet Sauvignon has firmly entrenched itself among Australia's greatest red wines, and despite its hefty price (RRP $130) generally sells out within days of release. As the 'little sister' to their super-premium release, Moss Wood's Amy's Cabernet offers a super appealing example of Margaret River Cabernet at a fantastic price.

Designed to be balanced and drinkable as a younger wine, the 2017 Amy's is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amount of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. The result is a highly appealing red with generous fruit depth, an abundance of varietal blackcurrant, violets and red fruits, with the subtle oak playing a mere support role. A high quality red wine from one of Australia's leading wineries, this is a wine of enormous appeal particularly at this price. 

"95 Points. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot grown on the Glenmore Vineyard, fermented, matured and bottled at Moss Wood. The excellent crimson-purple colour introduces a juicy and seductive array of red and black fruits held close by ripe tannins and integrated French oak. A pleasure to drink. Price: $38.00 Alcohol: 13.5 % Drink By: 2032"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

"What a delightful multi-faceted drop we have in this blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. It has 13.5 per cent alcohol, ruby hues and cassis and caramel aromas. Vibrant blackcurrant flavour zips in on the front palate and elements of ripe black cherries, spice, Turkish delight chocolate and savoury oak home in on the middle palate. The finish has pepperminty tannins. Try it with glazed duck with pear and rocket salad. The Amy’s label dates back to 2002 and is Clare and Keith Mugford’s tribute to the late Margaret River pioneer Amy Beers and her family who farmed and ran cattle on the Glenmore property at Yallingup from 1895. Amy’s grandson, winemaker Ian Bell, planted the Glenmore vineyard on the property in 1990." - John Lewis, Newcastle Herald, February 9 2019.

"Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s is more precocious than usual and it seems to have realised that it is being released at the same time as the 2015 Estate Cabernet and so it has to distract you from opening any bottles of the Grand Vin by being more come hither than of late. Instead of being a mini-Moss Wood with the accompanying tannin and grunt, Amy’s carries out the job of being a rousing support band, knocking out crowd-pleasing, forward-drinking flavours. It effortlessly imprints the Moss Wood brand on your wine brain such that, one day, when you find yourself confronted with a list of mature MR Cabs, the chances are Amy’s will be there, at the back of your brain, urging you to buy a smart bottle of its portfolio partner. It is the ultimate vinous teamwork working in perfect harmony." - Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/ 2019.

Availability: In stock

$34.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Undoubtedly one of the stars of the Margaret River wine region, Moss Wood's premium 'Wilyabrup' Cabernet Sauvignon has firmly entrenched itself among Australia's greatest red wines, and despite it's hefty price (RRP $130) generally sells out within days of release. As the 'little sister' to their super-premium release, Moss Wood's Amy's Cabernet offers a super appealing example of Margaret River Cabernet at a fantastic price.
6
Western Australia
Margaret River
750
14.5
WINEMAKER'S NOTES: Across all the varieties in the Amy’s blend, we use a similar technique, with fermentations in closed tanks, with pump-overs for colour and flavour extraction. Time on skins is typically shorter than the Moss Wood and Ribbon Vale reds, varying from 9 days for the Petit Verdot to 16 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot. After pressing, the wine was blended and then racked to 228 litre French oak barrels, although there was no new oak. Our intention is to ensure the Amy’s always has good fruit depth and so a short time in old barrels gives us sufficient complexity.

The final blend is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.

TASTING NOTE: The theme of the nose is ripe berries, with all the typical features of the 4 varieties in the blend – red current from Cabernet Sauvignon, blackberry from Merlot, plums and spices from Malbec and black jubes and musk from Petit Verdot. In the same mould as the nose, the palate has great fruit concentration and length, courtesy of all the dark berry flavours. This sits over and all but covers a firm structure of acid and tannin, so the result is very drinkable.

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