Moss Wood 2023 Semillon – Stuart Knox, The Real Review

Bright lime and lemon colours shine through the glass. Grapefruit, melon and chopped green herb aromatics. The palate has a tension and drive that instantly draws you in. Citrus fruit and hints of leafy greens add complexity whilst that driving acidity ensures it carries very long and crisp to the end. As it lingers, a saline note appears, hastening you back for repeat visits. 

February, 2024

 

93 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2021 Merlot – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Deep-ish red-purple colour, bright and fresh; the bouquet is briary, peaty, cedar and savoury forest-floor complexities overlying dark-berry/cassis/mulberry fruit, the palate elegant and intense with lovely depth of flavour and fine, caressing tannins that run the full length of the palate. Lovely wine indeed, and a triumph for a straight merlot.

February, 2024

 

 

95 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2023 Semillon – Fergal Gleeson, Great Wine Blog

The Moss Wood 2023 Semillon leads with lemon and Granny Smith flavours. Dig a little deeper for fig and nectarine. It’s a riper and fuller bodied expression than Hunter releases. Still has that underlying chalk, dryness and acid line to keep everything tidy. Always highly pointed by wine critics but remains one of the dark horses in the Moss Wood range. 

December, 2023

 

Rating: 4 Stars
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Moss Wood 2021 Pinot Noir – Fergal Gleeson, Great Wine Blog

Beautiful aromatics of black and red fruits on the nose. they follow through on tasting along with cola and some fine, earthy tannins. It’s a clean and polished Pinot with great balance and acidity courtesy of a cooler vintage. Not many have followed Moss Wood’s lead on making a premium Pinot in Margaret River but this wine has consistently delivered. The’21 is particularly tasty with a little extra nuance and intensity.

December, 2023

 

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2018 Botrytis Semillon – Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan Wine

A style of wine you seldom see in WA, let alone in Margaret River. It’s a sweet dessert style wine but it has been made in a way that controls the palate, so it remains deep and sweet yet never becomes cloying. Retains a fresh zingy acidity. Distinctive aromas of orange peel and marmalade, honey and a little butterscotch with a bright lime edge. The flavour builds and builds through the endless palate.
Published April, 2020
95 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2021 Amy’s – Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan Wine

A bottle of Moss Wood 2021 Amy's Vintage laying on a table with a full glass of wine
If you’re looking at an entry point into the wonderful wines of Moss Wood then this classy wine is just perfect. It’s a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Firm dark fruit delivered with typical grace and style. Has a beautiful lift and vibrance which carries effortlessly to a long finish.

June, 2023

 

92 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2023 Semillon – Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan Wine

Remains one of my favourite Moss Wood wines, and certainly one of my favourite semillons. And this one from the great ’23 vintage is right up there with anything. It seems a more pungent and intense semillon than previous years and probably a result of the vintage which produced such beautiful fruit intensity. Pure and driven with a lip-smacking acidity on the finish.

November, 2023

 

95 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2021 Merlot – Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan Wine

When Australia’s finest merlots are discussed this one must be in the mix. Recent vintages have been stunning, and I have to say this one, which combines the concentrated intensity of the small 2020 vintage with such supreme elegance, is as good as any released and that includes the 2018. In fact, stylistically, I think this velvety smooth, perfumed and so finely elegant wine pips it. The combination of sweet red fruit with a chalky tannin wrap creates such a perfect expression of the variety. Needs more time than the ’18.

November, 2023

 

 

98 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon – Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan Wine

Another stunner from the 2020 vintage. This vintage shows slightly more sweet fruit than some previously, yet the firm tannin core remains a structural feature that is part vineyard and part season. Plenty of dark fruits woven with a trace of black olives, bay leaf and oyster shell minerality. So balanced and expressive with an effortlessly long finish.

November, 2023

 

96 Points

Rating: Stars
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