Ranked #1 of 38 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Wilyabrup
A big, rich, deeply flavoursome red, which is fully ripe and shows none of the leafy herbal notes of cabernet - but then, that is typical Moss Wood. It is full-bodied, dense and rich, with abundant supple tannins and marvellous balance. We tasted a screw-capped bottle alongside a cork-sealed bottle and there was little difference of real consequence. A superb wine, starting to mature but with years ahead of it.
Drink: 2018 to 2030
95 Points James Halliday
A classic, pure, autocratic portrayal of cabernet, opening with a degree of reticence but revealing more and more along the length of the palate, gaining in velocity near the finish and into the aftertaste. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday. June, 2008