expert reviews about
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light, clear crimson-purple; a fragrant and fresh merlot, with attractive red berry fruits on both bouquet and palate, French oak adding its influence, but respectfully so; the tannins are fine, ripe and in balance. True merlot varietal character on display.
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Skill full winemaking avoiding excessive richness and plumminess these wines are raspberry and blackcurrant fruited with silky tannins in a medium body that will develop.Rob Geddes MW
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
From vines now twenty-five years old, this would have to rank up there with this country's best merlots, and the 2008 is an excellent, long-lived vintage. Beautiful varietal definition of lifted violets, deep blackcurrant fruit and a long finish, carried by finely structured, firm tannins and well-judged dark chocolate oak.
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Light crimson-red; the bouquet is a fragrant mix of cassis, snow pea and olive, the elegant light- to medium-bodied palate reflecting those characters; has great purity and varietal focus, length and balance flawless.Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Picked earlier than many, avoiding excessive richness and plumminess, these wines are raspberry and blackcurrant fruited in a medium body that will develop.Australian Wine Vintages 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A willowy and stylish merlot underpinned by firm, fine and slightly drying tannins. It's laced with pristine flavours of black cherries and dark plums tightly knit with cedar/vanilla/dark chocolate oak and lightly herbal, briary undertones. Long and finely balanced, it shows a suppleness and focus rare in Australian expressions of this variety.Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007