Moss Wood 2018 Chardonnay – Angus Hughson, Wine

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Moss Wood 2018 Chardonnay – Angus Hughson, Wine

Points: 93
Rating: Stars

The Moss Wood property is ground zero for Cabernet Sauvignon in Margaret River being one of the first wineries to really get the local Cabernet right. Today it’s an all rounder, and particularly the Chardonnay has been starting to challenge the region’s best. It is always quite oaky and slightly old school but still a lovely drink.

This is a full-throttle Chardonnay with layers of pineapple and mandarin fruits matched by some serious oak. It’s also voluptuous – big, bold and creamy in a seriously textural style with buttery hazelnut praline complexity. There is loads of power and concentration to finish and is a crowd pleaser for drinking over the medium term.

Drink: 2021 – 2027

February, 2020