2009 Moss Wood Amy’s Blend

While Australian red wines are mostly known for their dominance of Shiraz, the bordeaux varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot do well also and especially in Margaret River.  Moss Wood’s emphatic blend of these four grapes in their 2009 Amy’s is a joy to sip.  A mix of blackberry and blackcurrant English jam comes to mind on the very first gulp.  This wine is not meant for long term ageing but one or two years in the cellar wouldn’t hurt it.  I wouldn’t wait too long though as it flows so elegantly off the glass.  Don’t let the screw cap fool you either, as most wines from Australia and New Zealand have done away with the corks.  This wine is big, bold and yet becomes refined after a few hours of air time. The final composition of the 2009 vintage was 56% Cabernet, 33% Petit Verdot  with a dollop of Merlot and Malbec. And to top it off Moss Wood Amy’s blend is extremely affordable, available in the UK  via their main importer, Jeroboams for only £12.50 per bottle. You can find this wine in the US for about $30 a bottle.  This is one to buy by the caseload for sure.  Serve with your Filet Mignon Au Poivre or just with some English Blue Stilton and crackers. Enjoy.  My rating 90 pts.

Link to website:http://www.mosswood.com.au/home/wines/amy’s/cabernet_sauvignon/2009

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2 thoughts on “2009 Moss Wood Amy’s Blend

  1. Sounds like a super wine! And an excellent bargain. Margaret River is such a great area to find stunning wines from exciting producers – I’ll have to check this one out!

    • Thanks Tara. It drinks well for sure. I would definitely buy it again. You can find it at waitrose too but it will cost a little more, I think 15 quid. I go straight to the importer, Jeroboams UK.

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