Miles Mossop Wines Max 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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'W.O. Stellenbosch. 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 21% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Matured for 22 months in French oak, 37% new. Red and black berries, oystershell, a hint of tilled earth and pencil shavings on the nose. The palate shows luscious fruit, fresh acidity and fine tannins. Possessing impressive structure, it comes nicely to a point on the finish. Very nicely judged.' – Christian Eedes,, 95/100

'Classic cigarbox & cassis on 2017 blend 47% cab, with merlot & petit verdot, & 6% cab franc for first time; from Stellenbosch sites. Powerful (14.5% alcohol) but not lacking refinement, with flavour depth. Firm, succulent tannins & third new oak will benefit from bottle ageing. Also in 375ml-9L.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'Ideal conditions' is how Miles Mossop (and many other winemakers) describes the 2017 vintage. This stylish cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon with 53% Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc is youthful, serious and dense, with impressive focus, depth and palate length, notes of graphite, cassis and capsicum and scented 37% new wood. Drink 2022-29.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100

'This wine is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 21% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. The wine displays a deep dark plum red center with a brilliant garnet rim. Aromas of fresh bramble fruit emanate from the glass with underlying notes of dried herbs, cedar wood and tobacco leaf. The palate is full of vibrant dark and red berry fruit underpinned by dried herbs and vanilla oak. The midpalate is juice leading to a dry, textured lingering finish.' – Miles Mossop, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Miles Mossop
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 21% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating CE 95
Technical analysis RS: 2.4 g/L | TA: 5.2 g/L | PH: 3.51
Producer information After nearly two decades at Tokara’s helm, Miles Mossop had the time to fine-tune his own brand. Miles Mossop Wines was established in 2004 with the vision to create wines unique in character, expressing the true nature of South Africa and the sites from which the grapes are sourced. It is a family business with Miles Mossop as winemaker and viticulturist including wines that are named after Miles and Samantha Mossop's three children.
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