Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Margaret River, WA)
After the very mild conditions that prevailed in the previous vintage, it was sheer pleasure to enjoy some consistently warm conditions in 2007. The contrast is quite striking. After being 21 days behind the average harvest date in 2006, the median harvest date for Cabernet Sauvignon was 9th March or 19 days ahead of average. This means our coolest and warmest harvest dates are separated by a whopping 41 days, or effectively 6 weeks. From the winemaker’s perspective, there’s no doubt about which season we would prefer. So long as we don’t get extreme heat, causing quality problems like sunburn, we’ll take a warm year, like 2007, anytime.
Moss Wood 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Huon Hooke – huonhooke.com
Moss Wood 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Matthew Jukes – Expertwine newsletter
Moss Wood 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Patrick Haddock, Wining Pom
Moss Wood 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morning Herald
Moss Wood 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Matthew Jukes Top 100
Cellaring – this is a very attractive and drinkable vintage and it will certainly provide enjoyable early drinking. However, using the 1976 vintage as our example, we strongly recommend that those who have the opportunity to cellar the wine should do so. It will take at least 10 years to develop some bottle age characters and will probably reach its peak somewhere around 20 years old. However, it should continue to be drinkable up to 30 years old, at least and especially for those bottles under screw cap.
Limited stocks available, please contact us to check vintage availability prior to ordering.