Moss Wood 2023 Semillon – Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot.com
Always one of the most exciting West Aussie Semillons and this release is no different. The vintage notes from the team at Moss Wood rave about 2023. Cynics amongst might suggest that these guys really wouldn’t know a poor vintage if they ever had the misfortune to encounter one. It seems that Margaret River is destined to have great vintages, year after year, but I guess there are degrees of great. The fruit comes from a 50-year-old dry farmed vineyard. It is whole bunched pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The wine sees no oak.
A very pale gold. The nose is refined, elegant and restrained. This is fresh with notes of lemons, dry herbs, pears and a hint of honey. There is alluring texture, soft and seductive, and the wine is clean and with serious length. Bright acidity. Nothing like the fine Sems we see from the Hunter, but utterly delicious, nonetheless. Enjoy over the next six to ten years.