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  • Country ranking ?

    37
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    Now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled Steak and Fresh Mozzarella Flatbread

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The decision to make a Reserve was not made until assemblage, the time when the final cabernet blend is made. The 1994 Moss Wood Cabernet was aged in new (55%), one and two year old oak for twelve months. At the end of that time, the wine was pumped from barrels into stainless steel blending tanks. Having seen the finished wine, we confirmed that it was suitable for producing a Reserve and so the ten best three-year-old barrels were set aside and filled with the 1994 Cabernet for extended oak ageing. These barrels were chosen so that they would give barrel aged complexity rather than oak character to the wine. The 1994 Special Reserve was given an extra 14 months in barrel, was bottled in January 1997 and allowed another 18 months to settle before release.

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Spicy and fine, I’m going with oriental here…red currant and pomegranate, Chinese five spice, star anise and Szechuan.  Clarity and willowy perfection abounds.  This is held in a vacuum. Stasis. Suspended in time.  Of the bracket, this is the most youthful.

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Origin

Margaret River, Western Australia

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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