By Fergal Gleeson
Moss Wood Chardonnay 2016
A soft and creamy entry leads to a wine that has flavours of melon, yellow peach, carmel, honey and oak. Has lime, lemon and lemongrass to keep it crisp and fresh.
Tannin and texture are also important in a wine that is at the start of a long journey. Might even be unconstitutional to drink it this early.
Moss Wood reckon it’s one of their best Chardonnays of the last 20 years so you’ve been given the heads up!
RRP $65 Rating 4 stars
Moss Wood Pinot Noir 2015
You don’t have to taste top Pinot Noir you can smell it. The 2015 is intoxicating. It has a nice depth of strawberry fruit flavour, acid and tannin with a savoury finish. Nothing sinewy or leafy about this Pinot, it is very much in the Moss Wood style, which is generous and balanced.
Moss Wood have the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Margaret River and are the most ambitious in their use, making a wine to live for 20 + years. The depth of fruit underwrites that.
2015 was a wet and cool vintage in Margaret River which meant low yields. Moss Wood described this Pinot vintage as a “heroically small yield”. Not a problem for the quality of what finished up in the bottle.
It’s “yummy” to use a technical word deployed in the wine trade.
RRP $60 Rating 4 stars
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