Moss Wood Semillon 12pk 2023

Moss Wood Semillon 12pk 2023

Moss Wood Semillon 12pk 2023
Winery Details

    Proprietors and winemakers, Clare and Keith Mugford, have established an internationally recognised Margaret River landmark, with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. Being part of the Langton’s ‘Exceptional’ ranking since 1991 and other internationally respected wine awards, the couple has also proven that other Moss Wood wines, like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Semillons, showcase exceptional quality and longevity.

Press Review

    Moss Wood Semillon 2023
    Remains one of my favourite Moss Wood wines, and certainly one of my favourite semillons. And this one from the great ’23 vintage is right up there with anything. It seems a more pungent and intense semillon than previous years and probably a result of the vintage which produced such beautiful fruit intensity. Pure and driven with a lip-smacking acidity on the finish.
    Rating: 95 Points
    Source: RAY JORDAN, RAY JORDAN WINE



    Moss Wood Semillon 2023

    Gee, they’ve turned out an excellent Semillon in 2023. No oak employed here.
    Ripe green apple, quince, lime leaf, citrus blossom, a little spice and jalapeño. It’s flavoursome, but balanced, with a fine grip, green melon and citrus, arrowroot biscuits, and a bright and long finish offering lime zest and some exotic tropical fruits, maybe yellow kiwi fruit or something like that. It’s a delight, and sure, a bolder expression of Semillon, but with excellent balance and intensity of fruit. I think one of the best releases of this wine for some time.
    Rating: 94 points
    Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

     

     


    Moss Wood Semillon 2023
    Pale colour. Lifted grassy, lemon curd hint marzipan aromas with hints of aniseed. Attractive lemon curd, tropical fruit marzipan flavours, fine chalky textures, impressive mid-palate volume and well balanced linear fresh acidity. Generous and richly flavoured wine with lovely fruit definition and impact. Delicious to drink now but should keep for a while Drink now – 2028.
    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: ANDREW CAILLARD, WINE PILOT.COM – THE VINTAGE JOURNAL


    Moss Wood Semillon 2023
    Always one of the most exciting West Aussie Semillons and this release is no different. The vintage notes from the team at Moss Wood rave about 2023. Cynics amongst might suggest that these guys really wouldn’t know a poor vintage if they ever had the misfortune to encounter one. It seems that Margaret River is destined to have great vintages, year after year, but I guess there are degrees of great. The fruit comes from a 50-year-old dry farmed vineyard. It is whole bunched pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The wine sees no oak.
    A very pale gold. The nose is refined, elegant and restrained. This is fresh with notes of lemons, dry herbs, pears and a hint of honey. There is alluring texture, soft and seductive, and the wine is clean and with serious length. Bright acidity. Nothing like the fine Sems we see from the Hunter, but utterly delicious, nonetheless. Enjoy over the next six to ten years.
    Rating: 93 Points
    Source: AKEN GARGETT, WINE PILOT.COM


    Moss Wood Semillon 2023
    Bright lime and lemon colours shine through the glass. Grapefruit, melon and chopped green herb aromatics. The palate has a tension and drive that instantly draws you in. Citrus fruit and hints of leafy greens add complexity whilst that driving acidity ensures it carries very long and crisp to the end. As it lingers, a saline note appears, hastening you back for repeat visits.
    Rating: 93 Points
    Source: STUART KNOX, THE REAL REVIEW



    Moss Wood Semillon 2023
    The Moss Wood 2023 Semillon leads with lemon and Granny Smith flavours. Dig a little deeper for fig and nectarine. It’s a riper and fuller bodied expression than Hunter releases. Still has that underlying chalk, dryness and acid line to keep everything tidy. Always highly pointed by wine critics but remains one of the dark horses in the Moss Wood range. 
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Source: FERGAL GLEESON, GREAT WINE BLOG


    Moss Wood Semillon 2023
    This is so savoury, I wondered where all the fruit had gone, and found just a smidge of citrus and unripe honeydew melon. It’s crisp, refreshing, a little phenolic, with vibrant, crunchy acidity. It finishes a bit too firm and parchingly dry, but with time, this will be more harmonious.
    Rating: 90 Points
    Source: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion