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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – John Lewis, Newcastle Herald

Rating: Stars

I confess to not being a sauvignon blanc devotee – but team it with semillon and it’s a different story. Margaret River producers tick many boxes with their blends of the two varieties and this 2018 Moss Wood is straw-hued with brassy tints and brings in scents of kiwifruit and herbs. Crisp gooseberry flavor features on the front of the palate and lemon zest, nashi pear and mineral characters chime in on the middle palate. The finish displays slatey acid. It and today’s other wines are at mosswood.com. au and fine wine stores. It would go well with garfish with fennel and artichoke salad. It’s from the Ribbon Vale vineyard, bought by the Mugfords in 2000 and close to the original Moss Wood.

Published February 9th, 2019