Supremely elegant red

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Margaret River, NZD $69

Almost ethereal cabernet sauvignon in an elegant rather than blockbuster style with cassis, new leather, spice, subtle dried herb and smoky oak flavours. A wine of restrained power with obvious cellaring potential – it opened up magnificently in the glass and deserves to be decanted. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Hawke’s Bay lamb rack, pea croquettes, mint salsa verde, labneh

Stockists: Moss Wood Wines; United Cellars, Auckland (NZ); Vintage Cellars nationally (AU)

Ranked #2 of 21 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River

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