JOSEPH Moda wins Top Rank!
Here's what judge Gabrielle Poy had to say about the wine:
"This cabernet is a decadent and lavishly styled wine. Inspired by northern Italy’s Veneto, where the grapes for the amarone wines are dried to desiccation (which amps their intensity and tannins) and then fermented. This grand red is a stunning example of the cool and spicy 2021 vintage. If you can find an aged bottle of Moda for Christmas lunch, you’re in luck!
Opaque ruby red. Christmas cake spice, cassis and vanilla notes flood the senses. The palate is saturated with blackberry, vanilla and inky tones: incredibly intense. There’s density but also freshness to temper. It still seems very youthful and needs time for the tannins to meld and tertiary notes to appear. Great ageing potential. (Screwcap)
Score: 95 ★★★★★
Ageing: now to 2028
Food: slow-cooked lamb shoulder with potato gratin and pickles"
Cheers Gabrielle! Click here to experience the JOSEPH Moda.