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“Chardonnay – The Chameleon of Grapes” – Moss Wood 2011 Chardonnay – Stephen Lau – Ming Pao News

Rating: Stars

Moss Wood is one of the first wineries in Margaret River. Keith and Clare Mugford owns the winery. The writer met Keith and Clare Mugford a few months ago in a wine tasting event and was impressed by theit enthusiastic and wholehearted involvement in running the winery. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is their flagship wine and the most famous one. The wine lives up to its reputation! All other wines from Moss Wood that the writer tried were impressive especially for the Chardonnay.  Moss Wood is an impressive winery from Margate River.

The vintage 2011 that the writer tasted was full of fresh flowers  peach and melon aromas. In the palate, it has all the tastes as in the nose and with a refreshing acidity; the smoked almond flavour adds up the complexity of the wine. The wine finishes quickly in the mouth but the after taste stays long, this makes the writer thinks he should have known of this wine much earlier.

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