2022 Moss Wood Semillon Margaret River – There is a medium to deep straw colour, with green tints and the wine is in bright condition.
An absolutely classic Semillon combination of green apples and figs but with the added complexity of stewed pears and cinnamon. As always, there’s a touch of earthiness suggesting barrel aging but this is definitely not the case.
In the mouth there is a rich mouthfeel, not always a feature in young Semillons. The fig and pear fruit flavours combine with full body to smooth out the acidity and tannins, so necessary for cellaring but this year sitting nicely in the background. The net result is good length and drinkability.
With all this delicious stuff going on, the 2022 Semillon will certainly tempt people to consume it now and frankly, it is indeed a very consumable youngster. However, we have our normal aging expectations and would recommend it be kept for at least a decade, to see the butter and toast complexity begin to emerge on the nose and to see some further softening of the palate. For those who enjoy classic, complex Semillon they will need to wait at least another decade after that to see the wine at full maturity.
Single Price: $48.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $36.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $432.00