Moss Wood 2003 Chardonnay – Divine Magazine
Review: Divine Magazine – page 70 – October 1, 2005
Some Margaret River producers have turned their attention to making finer, more acid-driven chardonnays that are in vogue with some sections of the media and market. Some of the resulting wines have worked; others have not, because they have forgone flavour and character in search of finesse. Moss Wood Chardonnay remains true to its origins. It has always been a big in-your-face style and lets you know that it’s a ripe, rich Margaret River Chardonnay. The 2003 shows notes of yellow peach, nectarine, toast and spicy oak with some reductive notes providing a hint of dirt. In the mouth there is sufficient acidity to keep the fruit rolling and, although full of flavour, the wine has a level of refinement that has not been seen in past vintages.