Tuesday, May 22, 2007

WINE: MOSS WOOD Amy’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

ISBR #2

Type: Red
Origin: Margaret River, WA
Approx Cost: $30
http://www.mosswood.com.au

After Sam’s review I couldn’t help but crack my bottle of this to see if it was any good or not. Just to be on the safe side I gave it plenty of time in the glass, which was probably wise because it smelt like a punnet of mouldy berries that had been sitting at the back of the fridge for months. That must have been the greenery that Sam mentioned.

After a little time in the glass the first few sips were nice enough, so I left it a bit longer to see where it was headed. Bad move.

Light but uneven crimson. An inviting nose of blueberries, plums and spice. But we come to the palate and it all falls down. The fruits are terribly stewed now with a background of oak and spice. Ackh. That mouldy punnet of berries is looking appealing...

Some people really like this style of Cabernet, but I’m not one of them.

RATING: 82%

5 comments:

Sam said...

yeah sorry bout that one.

Your choice next.

Jobe said...

Nah mate it was an interesting experience. Glad I tried it.

After their sav blanc/semillon I had the other week I was on the lookout for other stuff of theirs.

Gave Calypso a bit of the bottle that was left so hopefully he'll have a try of it too.

I'll think of a few wines and let you know for the next ISBR.

sam said...

sounds good.

I spoke to a guy from work who is a budding vigneron about our experiences. He said it sounded symptomatic of poor follage management, where grapes fail to ripen properly and can leave the wine tasting stewed and green. Or something like that.

Jobe said...

Fuck I knew it was symptomatic of poor follage management.

I totally want to bash the grape grower right now.

Sam said...

totally.