Considering this wine is 14.5% I surprise myself that I like it. Moss Wood used to make both a wooded and an unwooded Semillon. They recently decided that unwooded was best and now make only that.
Semillon 2001, Moss Wood
The nose suggests this is a good fighting wine. Lots of alcohol sweetness, ripe lemony fruit and rich lanolin flavours are there. There is also a strong note of green fruit; gooseberries and kiwi fruit. The palate is big and bold, but surprisingly balanced. Lots of green fruit, powerful acidity and rich, round lanolin flavours are there. This is balanced and quite fun, even though it is strong enough to render the neighbour and me in a state where we’ll be fished out of the Thames and carried home.