Moss Wood 2015 Pinot Noir – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Perhaps because of my (somewhat) perverse nature, I tend to enjoy Pinot Noir from places where Pinot-Noir, apparently, should not be grown. Goodness me, it’s not like its a special grape variety or anything…
Raisin, but with perfume, earth, chocolate and blackcurrant, along with plenty of spice. A fuller bodied style, with grainy tannin, balanced acidity, meat and ripe strawberry, good carry and length. Sure, it’s not your typical Pinot, but there’s style and substance here, a feeling of age-worthiness and confidence in delivery. Yes, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. And no one puts baby in the corner.
Published 29 November 2017.