20121Moss Wood Pinot Noir Margaret River – Turning our attention to the Moss Wood 2021 Pinot Noir, how does it compare with the 41 vintages that have preceded it? The answer is, among the very best and almost a twin for the great 1990. It’s pure coincidence, of course, but the similarities are remarkable. This also means it was a near-copybook season. Flowering was a little over 1 week behind average on 22nd November and during this period we had rain on several occasions but none of it heavy and minimum temperatures were mild, rarely dropping below 8°C. Through the rest of the season they had further rains but once again the timing was good, most of it coming before the grapes began to soften.
Lifted aromatics of strawberry, quince jelly, roses and cherries. In the background there is an array of Pinot’s complex notes – earth, cumin and mushroom. There are also light, toasty oak notes.
The palate has medium to full body with bright fruit flavours. Strawberries, cherries and dark jubes sit over a firm tannin, so the wine has excellent balance; it is lively and intense without being heavy. The performance is completed with some toasty oak on the finish.
We mentioned above that this wine has many similarities to its 1990 sibling and having tasted that very recently we confidently predict the 2021 will develop beautifully in the cellar for at least 20 years. The only problem for customers may be keeping their hands off it for that long. The bright and generous fruit notes make it a very enjoyable youngster and it should retain those for a least the next 10 years.
Single Price: $90.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $72.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $864.00