Moss Wood 2011 Chardonnay – Josh Raynolds – New Best Wines from Australia
Bright yellow. Smoky, lees-accented aromas of pear skin, sweet butter, iodine and chamomile are lifted by a bright note of orange pith. Powerful and concentrated but lively, with a tactile quality to its sappy orchard fruit and brioche flavors. Very long and perfumed on a finish distinguished by notes of sweet butter, smoke and anise. There’s a Meursault-like quality to this wine that I find highly appealing.