Mount Horrocks Wines restricts production to approximately 3,500 cases per annum to achieve the highest quality single vineyard wines. All three estate-owned Clare Valley vineyards, totalling ten hectares, are 'A certified' by Australian Certified Organic (ACO). Stephanie carefully crafts essentially hand-made food wines with emphasis on structure as well as generous fruit flavours. Only estate grown grapes are used and these are hand-picked and gently handled under conditions that ensure the varietal and site-specific flavours in the resultant wine, as well as its organic status, are retained. As no finings have been found necessary the wines are all suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Only the finest French oak barriques are used for those wines spending time in barrel.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Good, clean cabernet aromas, fresh and cassisy, with background vanilla and violet but little sign of vegetal notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied and elegantly-framed, with freshness and energy, harmony and precision. An excellent young cabernet.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Hand-picked from 25yo low-yielding vines, matured for 18 months in French barriques (30% new). Bright hue; a cabernet that is immediately enjoyable, fleshy, yet fresh, balanced and long.
Great depth and density of blackcurrant and cassis fruit is overlaid with lifted rose hip and capsicum, making for a consummately varietal Cabernet. It's slick, glossy and yet confidently structured, with firm fine tannins promising classic Mount Horrocks potential.