Moss Wood 1993 Semillon


Wine Facts

Harvested: 04/03/1993
Bottled: 18/07/1993
Released: 14/10/1993
Baume: 12.70
Alcohol: 13.00%
Vintage Rating: 10/10


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Tasting Notes

The 1993 is a typical Moss Wood Semillon although it has more power and is a touch more herbaceous than most vintages. It has quite a pungent nose and shows grapefruit and apple characters with hints of figs, quince, gooseberries and some solids from lees aging. The palate is fresh, crisp and clean with a tannic grip and some zingy, lifted acid on a long finish. It has good balance, excellent weight and a pleasing mouthfeel.

Moss Wood 1993 Semillon –, Roger Jones

Great evolvement on the colour, quite a deep intense aroma, layers of complex flavours, still has a brightness that carries the deeper flavours, this was under cork, would have been interesting to try it under stelvin. Published November 22, 2018 Source

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Moss Wood 1993 Semillon – Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 1994-95

Here’s one to raise the eyebrows – a wonderful wine from the West that shows great varietal definition. Delicious lemony and faintly straw-grassy flavours in a fresh, fruity style that drinks well young and has less of the trademark Margaret River herbaceousness than most of its peers.

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Vintage Notes

The 1993 Semillon is likely to rank with that from the 1985 wine as one of the best vintages of this variety produced at Moss Wood. It's a pity that the November storms cut crop levels by one-third and forced plans to produce the wood-matured Semillon to be abandoned. The 1993 Moss Wood Semillon is quite high in alcohol (at 13%) and about ten per cent higher in acid than normal. Although it is quite closed and has a firm structure, it also has a great deal of power, richness of fruit flavour and an impressive fineness on the palate.

While not as soft and appealing as the 1985 Semillon at the same age because the levels of tannin and acidity are higher, the 1993 will develop more slowly and have even greater cellaring potential.

Cellaring Notes

Because the levels of tannin and acidity are high, the 1993 will develop more slowly and have great cellaring potential.