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Moss Wood 2019 Semillon – Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate Robert Parker

Points: 89
Rating: Stars

The medium-bodied 2019 Semillon features scents of tinned peas and citrus. With a chalky feel and green-apple notes on the finish, it should only improve for the next 4-5 years, then drink well for another 4-5 years after that, perhaps for even longer. Early

 

The Semillon is picked relatively early and made only in stainless steel, so it can be difficult to taste when young, but as a 2002 showed, it can age magnificently. All of the other wines see time in barrel as part of their maturation, but over the years, the amount of new oak seems to have been pared back across the board. The results are striking, well worth seeking out. The wines have an intrinsic sense of balance to them, which gives them the ability to age well across the board.

 

Issue Date: 9th Jan 2020