Moss Wood Chardonnay 2019

Margaret River
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£34.95 per bottle
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**Available for delivery from Friday 14th May**

98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The wine looks incredibly inviting as it glistens in the glass. The bouquet is razor sharp and reveals Meyer lemon, buttered lemon, the faintest whiff of fresh vanilla pod, mineralité, sea spray and all capped off with a posy of delicate white flowers. In fact, and with a little aeration, there is a never-ending array of aromas, and life for this wine has only just started. The palate lives up to my expectations and bursts with vitality. The tension is palpable as is the tightly coiled energy which, and to some degree, you would expect given its tender age. The wine is perfectly balanced – pristine and in tune with wonderment. The fruit is rich with a little buttered feel to the texture. At this age, the palate feel is off the charts… Waves of saline kissed lemon and white flowers balance with a perfect line of acidity. Wait a minute or two and your palate will be gently kissed by a dusting of spice and warmth from a little white pepper. Just brilliant. This wine epitomises everything great about Margaret River / Aussie Chardonnay. I am in awe. Today, this comfortably merits 98 points and is a joy, but this is a wine which deserves to be cellared for 8-10 years. Then, and only then, I believe you will have perfection… Decanted for 1-2 hours (served over two days) and sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware”.

98 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "A stunning show, which is hardly a surprise. Highly expressive and vibrant with aromas of citrus, ripe stone fruits and buttered pastry. I love how the perfume marries the cascading fruit with elegant flowers and the hallmark maritime character. The aromas intensify with time in the glass and develop flamboyant toffee notes on the second day of sampling. Of course, the sky high quality shows on the palate as well. The combination of expressive fruit, depth and complexity of its structure is off the charts. Rich textures flow seamlessly and I am impressed to see Moss Wood Chardonnay being so vivacious and generous despite its early days, which will make it ever so difficult not to glug in its youth. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware over two days."

98 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "This is magnificently composed and expressed, showing white flesh peach, citrus peel, cedar and nougat characters on the nose with a hint of brioche. It's immensely concentrated and richly textured on the palate, while remaining harmonious and impeccably balanced. Multi-layered with loads of delectable flavours. At its best: 2029 to 2039."

Taste & Aroma

**Available for delivery from Friday 14th May**

98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The wine looks incredibly inviting as it glistens in the glass. The bouquet is razor sharp and reveals Meyer lemon, buttered lemon, the faintest whiff of fresh vanilla pod, mineralité, sea spray and all capped off with a posy of delicate white flowers. In fact, and with a little aeration, there is a never-ending array of aromas, and life for this wine has only just started. The palate lives up to my expectations and bursts with vitality. The tension is palpable as is the tightly coiled energy which, and to some degree, you would expect given its tender age. The wine is perfectly balanced – pristine and in tune with wonderment. The fruit is rich with a little buttered feel to the texture. At this age, the palate feel is off the charts… Waves of saline kissed lemon and white flowers balance with a perfect line of acidity. Wait a minute or two and your palate will be gently kissed by a dusting of spice and warmth from a little white pepper. Just brilliant. This wine epitomises everything great about Margaret River / Aussie Chardonnay. I am in awe. Today, this comfortably merits 98 points and is a joy, but this is a wine which deserves to be cellared for 8-10 years. Then, and only then, I believe you will have perfection… Decanted for 1-2 hours (served over two days) and sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware”.

98 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "A stunning show, which is hardly a surprise. Highly expressive and vibrant with aromas of citrus, ripe stone fruits and buttered pastry. I love how the perfume marries the cascading fruit with elegant flowers and the hallmark maritime character. The aromas intensify with time in the glass and develop flamboyant toffee notes on the second day of sampling. Of course, the sky high quality shows on the palate as well. The combination of expressive fruit, depth and complexity of its structure is off the charts. Rich textures flow seamlessly and I am impressed to see Moss Wood Chardonnay being so vivacious and generous despite its early days, which will make it ever so difficult not to glug in its youth. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware over two days."

98 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "This is magnificently composed and expressed, showing white flesh peach, citrus peel, cedar and nougat characters on the nose with a hint of brioche. It's immensely concentrated and richly textured on the palate, while remaining harmonious and impeccably balanced. Multi-layered with loads of delectable flavours. At its best: 2029 to 2039."

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Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

Due to further lockdowns in Austria we are experiencing extended delays with our Zalto orders.  

We are currently expecting our next delivery to arrive June/July 2021.

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Moss Wood

Producer

Moss Wood Chardonnay 2017

 

Region

Margaret River

 

"The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.."

 

Perched all the way over on Australia’s most south westerly tip is Margaret River. A region that accounts for less than 5% of Australia’s wine production but is responsible for 20% of the premium wines and the lion’s share of awards. Probably best known as the region that produces some of the new world’s finest Cabernet, Margaret River specialises not only in red and white, Bordeaux style wines but the region is also gaining a reputation for premium Chardonnays that rival some of the best found in Burgundy. Deep Woods have scooped up a multitude of awards across their range, including gold medals and a staggering 98 points awarded for their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Nocturne’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is receiving plenty of recognition and all but one of Flowstone’s wines have been awarded 95 points or above. The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.

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