Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot 2021
Aussie Merlot has rarely hit the heights that many once hoped, but there have certainly been some very fine examples and Moss Wood has always been among them. A deep garnet hue, the nose gives appealing plum pudding and rich fruitcake notes with a hint of chocolate and dried fruit characters topped by spices and a touch of rose water. This is balanced, seamless and with fresh acidity supported by fine tannins and good grip with impressive length and a lingering finish. There is room for improvement, but enjoy it any time over the next six to eight years.