Moss Wood 2020 Semillon – Margaret River

Hands up if you’re a Semillon lover?

I love versatile grapes which can produce a range of sweet, dry, still and sparkling wines and that’s exactly what the golden-skinned Semillon grape can do.

This here is the perfect example of a dry still white wine made from 100% Semillon grown in WA’s Margaret River region.

A big thank you to Moss Wood for this sample bottle of their newly released 2020 Semillon. Which received a 96 point rating from Halliday by the way.

This is a Sem that’s drinking beautifully right now however I have no doubt it’ll be exquisite when aged too.

From it’s brilliant straw-like hue to its mouthwatering notes of fresh melon, crunchy apple, fresh lemonade and interestingly lanolin – it looks and smells like it needs to be in your mouth stat. And it doesn’t disappoint on the palate. Especially once it warms up, so don’t have it too cold. It’s medium bodied with yummy notes of guava, apple and something a little savoury – I just couldn’t put my taste buds on it. Yum.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Moss Wood Pinot Noir 2018 – Margaret River

I’m just going to sit here by my Vintec wine fridges and indulge. Seriously though, if you have a bottle of Moss Wood wine in the house, it’s 100% tempting to hog it all to yourself 😉

Thank you Clare, Keith and the Moss Wood team for this sample of your 2018 Pinot Noir. I pulled out my Riedel Pinot glass and thoroughly enjoyed it with my love.

In the glass it’s a juicy garnet hue. On the nose it entices you into the glass with pretty notes of homely baking spice, fresh red berries, succulent plums and earthy mushrooms. While on the mouth it’s almost whimsical. I know that sounds like wine blab, but it’s just elegantly beautiful. It has a velvet-like texture with plentiful red berries and savoury notes. Yum!

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Moss Wood Chardonnay 2019

Chardonnay lovers, get this 2019 Moss Wood in your glass ASAP. You can thank me later.

A big thank you to Moss Wood for sending this beauty over for us to sample. We enjoyed every last drop.

2019 was a challenging vintage in Margaret River (WA). This was due to things like frost, super cold temperatures, birds eating the grapes and more rain than normal. As Moss Wood said, “The only thing we didn’t get was hail, so perhaps we should be thankful”.

Despite the hurdles, this wine has come out absolutely beautifully in my opinion. And no doubt will be very enjoyable over the next decade or so. That’s if you have the patience to cellar it.

In the glass it’s an alluring yellow shade with a golden glimmer to it. Fresh vanilla oak, a sprinkling of spice, juicy tropical fruits, pears and a hint of minerality come through on the nose. In the mouth it’s just perfection. It’s impeccably well rounded and simply darn scrumptious. A Chardonnay highlight of my year.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!