Moss Wood Wilyabrup Margaret River Chardonnay 2017
This fabulous 2017 chardonnay from Moss Wood could be their best yet. For people who know Moss Wood well, some may recall the very good 1990 vintage, one of the very few which was outstanding for all varieties but also good across all regions in Australia. There were great wines made right around the country. Turns out 2017 is the one that resembles the 1990 vintage, at least for Moss Wood. It’s amusing how closely 1990 and 2017 align, although, of course, they’re not exactly the same. Considering what other super-high quality Chardonnay's go for these days, you could almost say this wine is a bargain.
Very generous Chardonnay stone fruit-like aromas of peaches and nectarines, combined with the typical Moss Wood complexities of orange marmalade, honey, caramel and roast almonds. The near 50% new barrels have given a lightly toasty background.
Here the wine replays the combinations of the nose, with stone fruits, oranges and caramels combining to give a rich but lively feel. This length and depth of flavour is underpinned by crisp acidity and a well-hidden but firm tannin, ensuring the right sort of structure for good cellaring.
* Price is in any mixed six bottles of wine. Prices may vary in store