Ranked #11 of 50 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon from Wilyabrup
Deep red colour with a purple tint. Quiet bouquet with lots of savoury oak-derived scents, with a little black olive and roast meat overtone. It's rich and fleshy, deep and full-bodied, with lashings of fleshy smooth tannins and high extract. This is a rich, savoury wine which has developed some secondary characters already, and displays excellent density, flesh, concentration as well as softness. Lots of tannins, but they're remarkably soft. It's a classic Moss Wood. A cabernet with great potential
Drink: 2014 to 2034
95 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing nose of mulberries, black-plum preserves, cassis and blueberries with an undercurrent of violets, cedar and menthol. Medium-bodied and demonstrating great finesse, even at this youthful stage, the expressively perfumed, black-fruit flavors are nicely framed by firm, ripe tannins and refreshing acid. It finishes with incredible length. Drink it 2015 to 2025+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. August, 2014
97 Points James Halliday
Moss Wood at its best, everything in its right place, perfectly balanced, and speaking of the vineyard, the vintage, the variety and the winemaker with equal conviction. Full purple-crimson; supple blackcurrant fruit is cosseted by superfine, but persistent, tannins and high quality French oak. Drink to 2041.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2014