Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2021 Elsa – Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot.com
The third release of this wine that, if you are bored with simple and straightforward Savvys, this is a style which should appeal. Far more interest and complexity than your basic Savvy, it has been deliberately harvested at riper levels than in the past with the grapes given a couple of hours of skin contact. Halfway through fermentation, the juice is racked to oak barrels, 10% of which were new.
Dry herb aromas evident here, with lemon curd notes. Layered and with a lovely creamy stonefruit note – this creamy texture is a highlight of the wine. Stonefruit, citrus and a hint of tropical flavours, it is very well balanced with a finish that really does linger. Drink now for five years, although it would be interesting to see what it looks like even further down the track.