“Intense chardonnay with citrus, grapefruit, gun flint, toast and nutty oak flavours undershot with vibrant acidity. The wine is a little closed right now and will clearly benefit from bottle development although it can certainly be appreciated. A classy chardonnay.”
Moss Wood 2015 Chardonnay – Bob Campbell, therealreview.com
“95+ Points Deep garnet-colored with a hint of purple, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon presents pronounced cassis, warm blackberry and spiced plum aromas with hints of dried mint, lavender, violets, cigar boxes and Chinese five spice. Medium to full-bodied with great poise and expression even at this primary, youthful stage, it has a firm level of fine-grained tannis and a lively backbone of acid through the finish with great length and depth.”
2010 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon – Lisa Perotti Brown – eRobertParker.com #208 Aug 2013
Impressively rich, creamy-textured Chardonnay with quite intense and tantalisingly complex fruit and savoury flavours including citrus, white peach, brioche and bran biscuit characters. Powerful wine with an impeccable pedigree 17/4/2014
Rich, oaky and quite concentrated Chardonnay, with sweet fruit restrained by gently spiky tannins. Peach, quince, sizzled butter, brioche and plenty of nutty oak. A bold, flavoursome wine that promises to develop well 18/1/2016
Putty and real interest on the nose – super clean but not technical. Very precise with a streak of lime and some blossom. Youthful but already (almost) approachable. Super crisp.
Keith Mugford is another keen fan of screw-caps. The wine has a richness and intensity with complex aromas and flavours of lemon, herbs, nuts and minerals. It’s full-bodied and hard to ignore. Food: pan-fried chicken breast with grapes.
Delicate herbaceous aroma, some green pea and grapefruit. Dry, chalky texture and subtle herbaceous flavours on the palate. Cool climate but not excessively green. Long and delicious in a very specific WA style.
Delicate on the nose and not ridiculously priced. Sweet start but with good fruity core too. A very graceful and gracious Semillon – no tartness. No excess oak. Beautifully managed. GV
An old favourite. Spreads across the palate. Textbook lanolin and lemon oil that is Semillon. Very well done. Beginning, middle and end to this wine.
Lemon, lime, grapefruit rind and curd that we see across Australia, but grassy and with a rounder palate. Good sappy grassy length.
Watery white. Floral and clementine notes, definitely the most fragrant so far but with grassy undertones. Quite broad on the palate, with a slight grip to the texture, but not terribly concentrated. Finishes a little too flowery for my taste though it does have a nice citrus clarity on the palate. Slight bitter finish increases the freshness; good length.
Lemon-scented rather than grassy though there is a slight grassiness on the palate. A fine counterbalance between crisp acidity and fruit weight in the mouth. Grapefruit flavours, long and super-fresh. 16.5+
Very dark crimson. Round and sweet and balsamic. Warm year and broad and sweet. Charming and fresh.
17 Sep 2014
Bright crimson. Very subtle and layered with real delight here. Lift and spice. More to it than the Leeuwin 2010 tasted alongside. Really appetising with balsam notes. Lip-smacking. So long!
Published 27 Oct 2016
Lots happening in one of the best chardonnays from Moss Wood. There’s a light creamy nougat aroma with a touch of brioche and lightly roasted cashew. The palate has a fine minerality with an expert combination of oak and fruit. Well weighted and very long in the mouth.
Love the precision here.
(Best drinking: Now to 2025. Ale: 13.5 %)
Praised the wine saying, of those (Cabernets) I have tasted recently, the latest vintage of Moss Wood, the 1990, is a beauty. it has a lovely purple colour and a deep, elegantly rich fruit aroma, with sweet mulberry overtones, oak spice and dusty cabernet notes. The flavour is packed with sweet fruit, just a shade taut at the moment and quite Bordeaux-like, Have a look at it while young, and stick a bottle or two away for the next century.
Fresh, young, colour, elegant, spicy and earthy nose. Great potential with an elegant balanced palate. Clever use of oak with a lovely cab finish. and Deep purple in colour with big aroma on the nose. Tannic in the mouth but packed with fruit. This is a very easy-drinking style of wine.