Moss Wood 2020 Semillon – Ken Gargett, Wine

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Moss Wood 2020 Semillon – Ken Gargett, Wine

Points: 90
Rating: Stars

There is a tendency to ignore any Semillon which does not hail from the Hunter Valley (and sadly, a tendency to ignore most of those as well), but the reality is that there are some very fine, though different, examples from a number of other regions, including Margaret River. Moss Wood’s Semillon has long snuck under the radar for most, though it has a loyal core of supporters, justly so.

A crisp style, with hay, nettle and honey notes. Honey and grass – sounds like a great name for a 70s rock band. Lovely texture, good acidity and fine length. A wine with focus and pleasing style, with a good four to five years ahead of it and very different to what we have come to expect from the Hunter.

Drink: 2020 – 2025

December, 2020