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2017 Mount Horrocks Semillon

2017 Mount Horrocks Semillon

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 100% estate grown and certified organic, the grapes are carefully hand harvested in the cool of the morning and sent straight to the winery where they are destemmed, crushed and gently pressed.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Very pale white gold. Garden herbs and apple over lightly toasty, spiced oak. Crisp, lightly savoury, lemony Semillon with texture and length. Layered and flavoursome yet relatively light and bright for what is a wood-aged white, the pristine fruit shining through on the finish, balanced by chalky acidity. Sips nicely on its own but truly shines with grilled white fish or poultry.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • 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.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    Mount Horrocks and daylight for semillon in Clare Valley, though one knows that it isn’t a halcyon variety around those parts! Certified organic viticulture of course, green gauge winemaking, though the bottle is now suddenly heavier than ever, or is that my imagination..? Tight, precise, racy and yet inwardly concentrated, like a Japanese apartment block there’s a lot going on in a very small space. It rips across the palate with tart lemony flavours, yet there’s highlights of oatmeal and clove wood character in the mix too. Lots of citrusy, faintly herbal, gently woody scents too. A detailed and unique expression, it’s satisfying for those seeking a little extra power and depth from their white wines. I dare say it will cellar well for around a decade too.

    93 POINTS

    TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    A delicious wine with a gently-textural palate and excellent flavour progression. Oak has been skilfully used to enrich and add depth to the wine, without overshadowing the lemony fruit. The wine has excellent length and subtle creaminess on the finish

    92 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Light yellow colour, with a lightly-toasted cashew nut bouquet, rich and full and soft, yet also subtle on the palate. A barrel fermented style which is beautifully put together, soft and seamless, harmonious and refreshing.

    92 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Light yellow colour, with a lightly-toasted cashew nut bouquet, rich and full and soft, yet also subtle on the palate. A barrel fermented style which is beautifully put together, soft and seamless, harmonious and refreshing.

    TIM JACKSON MW - JANCISROBINSON.COM


    100% Semillon. 16-year-old vines at 460 m elevation, on silty loam over hard bedrock. Free-run juice only. Barrel fermentation in 40% new, 60% second- and third-fill French oak barriques. No MLF. Nine months’ maturation on lees, in fermentation barrels, with bâtonnage twice per week for the first 3 months. No fining. TA 6.6 g/l, pH 3.06, RS 2.0 g/l. 380 cases made. Tasted blind. Pale lemon. Struck match, toast and stones. Ripe lemon and lemongrass beneath. Bright, fresh and pure, with lemongrass, some toast and touches of wax. Riper than Hunter, but with a nod in that direction. Fine length. Score: 16.5/20

    TAMLYN CURRIN - JANCISROBINSON.COM


    100% estate grown and certified organic, from unirrigated vines. Hand harvested, destemmed, crushed and gently pressed. The free-run juice is settled and then fermented in French oak barriques, one-third new. Each barrel is stirred weekly for three months then left on gross lees for a total of nine months. Unfined. TA 6.6 g/l, RS 2.05 g/l. 4,560 bottles produced. Bit of smokiness coming through in a savoury toasted sour-dough kind of way. Apple, lemon balm and just a hint of creamy beeswax and then something fine yet exquisitely ripe. A lustre on the length that promises great beauty ahead. Wonderful food wine! Score: 17/20