Moss Wood Semillon 2022


In stock
Western Australia, Australia
91 points


Reflecting on the 1983 Moss Wood Semillon, that particular vintage expressed clear, ripe fruit aromas of ripe figs, and excitingly for us, the 2022 vintage has big dollops of exactly the same thing. Given they were similarly warm years, this doesn’t come as a surprise but it’s still a thrill to see that intensity. To give some context to these comments and for those interested in a bit of history, the 1983 Moss Wood Semillon was our most successful white wine ever in the wine show system. At the 1983 Perth Royal Show, it was awarded a Gold Medal and received the trophy for the Best Western Australian White Wine in the show. This was donated by the Rural and Industries Bank and included a cash prize of $500, no insignificant amount in those days. The owners of Moss Wood at the time, Bill and Sandra Pannell, very generously allowed one Keith Mugford to pocket the proceeds. It was quite a day!


91 points
Wine Pilot

The 2022 vintage was on the warm side for Margaret River which has given this Moss Wood Semillon more upfront drinkability than usual. There is underlying power and richness of flavour while retaining good focus with aromas of melon and kiwi fruit plus touches of lanolin over a core of lemony citrus. It’s then quite textural but with an attractive freshness and vitality also woven through the palate providing backbone and definition. You could drink it now but also don’t be surprised if it is still drinking well in ten years' time.


Serving Temp.
8-10 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2034

Tasting Profile

Bright, lifted aromas of ripe figs, some lemon and granny smith apple notes, with a touch of lanolin and mushroom in the background.
The initial impression is one of generous, long fruit flavours, consisting of figs, apples, and preserved lemon. There is good weight and length, with fresh acidity and some soft tannins on the finish.

Moss Wood Semillon 2022

Moss Wood Semillon 2022

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