Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot 2018
A vintage that produced some spellbinding wines and this is right up there with some of the best. This is high class merlot displaying power and poise. The structure and combination of oak, fruit and tannin is excellent. Leafy fruit with a trace of black fruits and dark plum. The palate has a grainy texture accentuated by the chalky tannins. Moss Wood have put a lot of time in managing this vineyard which they bought some years ago with a particular emphasis on tannins which in 2018 has crafted a merlot that makes quite a statement.