Moss Wood Wines

Moss Wood Wilyabrup Chardonnay 2019

£37.00

Current stock: 12

Moss Wood Wilyabrup Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2019     

100% Chardonnay hand picked and whole bunch pressed with 15 months in French oak 56% new. 

The hue is medium to deep straw with a green tint; condition is bright. All the features that give Moss Wood Chardonnay its distinctiveness are on display.  The fruit aromas are of peach, orange marmalade, honeysuckle and quince, plus, of course, the usual roast nuts and oat biscuits.  There is a light toasty background from the barrels and a touch of caramel and crème brulee from the malolactic fermentation. The palate is full bodied with good acidity and tannin but this firm structure is well and truly complemented by the fruit flavours.  There is an array of peach, lime, quince and caramel that provide length and breadth and the finish shows some soft, toasty oak and just enough tannin for good cellaring. 

"In 2019, the crop was halved by spring frost, but the 2019 Chardonnay that survived is a beauty. Honeyed, toasted grain notes accent peach and pineapple fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with a ripe, creamy texture, then a long, spice-driven finish." (91-94)/100 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, January 2020

As with all Moss Wood Chardonnays it is very attractive now and can certainly be enjoyed as a youngster.  However, it will repay patience and we recommend it be cellared for at least 10 years to allow it to show some bottle age.  Full maturity will be reached at 20 years of age.

 

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Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
75cl
ABV:
14%
Closure:
Screwcap
Bottled:
Winery
Drink:
Now to 2036