“Intense chardonnay with citrus, grapefruit, gun flint, toast and nutty oak flavours undershot with vibrant acidity. The wine is a little closed right now and will clearly benefit from bottle development although it can certainly be appreciated. A classy chardonnay.”
Moss Wood 2015 Chardonnay – Bob Campbell, therealreview.com
“95+ Points Deep garnet-colored with a hint of purple, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon presents pronounced cassis, warm blackberry and spiced plum aromas with hints of dried mint, lavender, violets, cigar boxes and Chinese five spice. Medium to full-bodied with great poise and expression even at this primary, youthful stage, it has a firm level of fine-grained tannis and a lively backbone of acid through the finish with great length and depth.”
2010 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon – Lisa Perotti Brown – eRobertParker.com #208 Aug 2013
Sleek and savoury pinot noir with spice, dried herb, violet, cherry, furniture polish and nutty oak flavours. This is a supremely elegant and complex wine, with a distinctive regional/vineyard character. May be enjoyed now but will undoubtedly develop well with bottle-age
– 91 Points – Vinous
Very pale straw. Zesty, sharply focused citrus fruit and floral scents carry a powerful mineral overtone. Concentrated yet brisk and light on its feet, offering intense, mineral-laced Meyer lemon, green apple, pear skin and succulent herb flavors that deepen on the back half. A spicy ginger nuance emerges on the very long, incisive finish, which shows excellent clarity and drive.
Green-tinged gold. Expressive aromas of pear nectar, lemon zest and melon, joined by chalky mineral and floral notes that emerge with air. Ripe citrus and pit fruit flavors are given lift and definition by zesty minerality, and a deeper honey note develops on the back half. Impressively concentrated and seamless in texture, finishing with excellent clarity and mineral-driven persistence.
Pale yellow-gold. Assertive scents of pear and peach nectar, tangerine and iodine; a smoky mineral flourish adds vivacity. Silky and expansive in the mouth, offering intense orchard and pit fruit flavors along with hints of fennel and buttery brioche. Conveys a deft blend of richness and energy and finishes gently sweet and impressively long, leaving poached pear and floral notes behind.
Light bright red. Lively, spice-accented red and dark berry scents pick up hints of succulent herbs and smoky minerals with air. Juicy, focused and appealingly sweet on the palate, offering sappy raspberry and cherry cola flavors complemented by five-spice powder and vanilla flourishes. Closes very long and silky, featuring repeating red fruit character and supple, late-arriving tannins that add frame and grip.
Vivid ruby-red. Heady dark berry and cherry compote aromas are complicated by suggestions of toasty oak and exotic Indian spices. Broad and seamless in the mouth, offering sweet, deeply concentrated blackberry and cherry flavors and mocha and vanilla notes that build on the back half. Velvety tannins come in slowly on an impressively long, energetic finish, which leaves behind a sweet dark fruit liqueur note.
Opaque ruby. A highly fragrant bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, incense and candied flowers, and a smoky oak nuance builds in the glass. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering deep cherry and black currant flavors accented by a peppery note. Concentrated but lithe as well, delivering impressive finishing power, building spiciness and subtle, harmonious tannins.
Inky ruby. Explosive dark berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by smoky oak, incense and pipe tobacco accents. Concentrated and fleshy in the mouth, offering alluringly sweet blueberry, cassis and cherry pie flavors and suggestions of bitter chocolate, spicecake and vanilla. Becomes more energetic with air and finishes with outstanding persistence and smooth tannins that shape the lush, sweet fruit.
A blend of 68% Semillon and 32% Sauvignon Blanc, this has a ripe pineapple and lemon sherbet bouquet, cooking apple budging the Semillon aromas aside with further aeration. The palate has a soft, almost talcum texture with subtle tropical fruit, pineapple and passion fruit, long and well defined on the finish. Fine. Tasted November 2009.
This Semillon has a sharp, well-defined nose with green lemon, sherbet, Kaffir lime and fine mineralité. The palate is well balanced with fresh green lime, dried pineapple, nectarine and a hint of ginger. Good length. Just lovely. Tasted November 2009.
A clean fresh bouquet with lifted citrus fruit: pineapple, cooking apple, almond and Conference pear. Fine tension on the palate with subtle tropical fruit inflected with hints of hazelnut, leading to an incisive finish with a hint of pear drop on the aftertaste. Great potential. Tasted November 2009.
The ’08 Chardonnay has an attractive, quite nutty bouquet with cashew and litchi inflecting the crisp citrus aromatic profile. Very fine definition, with a puff of chalk dust discernible in the background. The palate is well balanced with nectarine, dried apricot, lime and passion fruit, a slight bitterness on the finish. Fine
This wine had just been racked from barrel and exuded brambly black fruits on the notes, raspberry and just a faint hint of espresso. Nice weight on the palate with powdery tannins, expressive and taut on the finish. Fine. Tasted November 2009. 88-90
The ’08 Amy’s Blend is 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot. It has a fleshy, mulberry and boysenberry scented bouquet with just a hint of toffee. Lively and supple on the palate, though quite linear in its infancy, firm tannins coming through more towards the finish with just a touch of dark chocolate. Very fine. Tasted November 2009.
A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this is relatively closed on the nose, but unfurls nicely in the glass with blackberry, plum and a touch of bay leaf. The palate has a talcum texture, supple blackberry laced with espresso, leading to a tannic, slightly austere finish. Very fine. Tasted November 2009. 89-91
Here the Merlot constitutes 40% of the blend. It has a slightly more opulent black cherry and bilberry scented nose with just a touch of chestnut. Compared to others wines, it leans more towards the New World/Antipodean style of Bordeaux blend, although it retains fine balance on the digestif finish. Tasted November 2009.
This has a savoury bouquet, perhaps the Cabernet Franc occupying the driving seat, whilst the medium-bodied palate displays impressive weight and concentration matched with vibrant acidity, hints of dark chocolate and cedar towards the tannic finish that still shows great clarity. Very fine, nice combination of Old and New World. Tasted November 2009.
The ’08 Cabernet Sauvignon sports a broody blackberry, slightly “dusky” nose with a touch of strawberry wine gums developing in the glass. The palate has a dense structure, cedar and liquorice infusing the black fruits that lighten up towards the linear finish that will need time to coalesce in bottle. The focus, the intention here is captivating. Tasted November 2009. 91-93
This is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon from Moss Wood. It is a very complex, multi-faceted nose with blackberry, a touch of cassis, cold tea and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced with supple blackberry, bilberry, cedar and espresso, with a slight maltiness coming through on the finish. Real panache and style here. Excellent. Tasted November 2009.
Tasted blind at Must restaurant in Margaret River. Wow, what a wine…despite just a touch of TCA on the nose. But that taint cannot disguise a wonderful bouquet of blackberry, earth, sandalwood, cedar and cigar box. The palate does not seem affected at all: wonderful delineation with a ripe entry, touches of mulberry and liquorice mixed with a little undergrowth, silky and fresh as a daisy on the Médoc-like finish. Sublime. Drink now. Tasted November 2009.