Moss Wood 1986 Chardonnay
The Chardonnay has an intense bouquet with overtones of tropical fruit, peaches and apricot. Its time in wood has added depth and complexity, as well as a pleasant, charred oak quality, to the excellent fruit characters. On the palate, the Chardonnay has a softness which is balanced by the wine's firm structure, rich, complex fruit flavours and tremendous length.
The 1986 Chardonnay is richer, higher in alcohol with riper fruit than either the 1985 or the 1983. It is similar to the 1984 but is a more delicate wine.
An elegant wine that could be drunk young for its soft, mouth-filling fruit flavours. It will, however, repay up to ten years cellaring by developing even greater complexity and depth of fruit flavour.