Moss Wood Pinot Noir Margaret River, West Australia – 2017
This is the finest Pinot Noir I have tasted from Margaret River, with delicious fruit and minerality.
On the nose, it has 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.
The winemaker predicts that this wine will develop beautifully in the cellar for at least 30 years. The only problem may be keeping your 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.