Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    260 cases produced

    Despite Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon receiving outstanding reviews in recent years, it remains relatively little known.

    Produced from hand picked organic fruit, this is a true thoroughbred. Open-fermented on skins, it is matured for eighteen months in French oak barriques, 35% of which are new, the remainder one and two years old. Stephanie has once again mastered a balance of fruit richness and oak maturation to deliver a cabernet of great poise and structure.

    Tasting Notes:

    Deep purple. Dark red fruits and mocha, nutmeg and spice. Composed and restrained, this stylish wine delivers typical currant, black olive and herbal tones that define great cabernet. Terrific purity and length. It’s a perfect mid-weight red to enjoy now yet with the structure and class to age in the long term – 15 years plus.

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Recent reviews

  • Halliday Wine Companion 2016 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 95 Points By Campbell Mattinson Two of the most beautiful words in the English language, when used in tandem, are ‘medium-bodied’. Or that’s what a wine like this makes you think. It’s cabernet sauvignon in effortless mode, its curranty, brambly, toasty flavours travelling through the palate in calm, confident style. Something of a ...
  • Sunday Telegraph 2016 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon By John Fordham A seamless combination of low-yielding, organically-grown fruit and partial new French oak maturation, qualifies this medium-bodied Clare Valley red for top drawer rating. Flavour definition, texture and length ensure a rewarding and magical palate journey. Sunday Telegraph 6th May
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 95 Points The gleaming purple-crimson colour waves the flag for a pure, medium-bodied cabernet that captures the mouth with its delicious cassis fruit, a wisp of bay leaf, ultra-fine, but persistent, tannins and French oak.  By James Halliday
  • 95 Points, 5 Stars 2015 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon By James Halliday 95 Points Clare Valley cabernet is seldom deficient in impact, but it’s usually rustic. Wendouree one exception, and this (albeit in a different mode) is another.  The gleaming crimson-purple colour waves the flag for a pure, medium-bodied cabernet that captures the mouth with its delicious cassis fruit, a wisp of ...
  • Winefront 2015 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvigonon 94 Points Clare Valley cabernet sauvignon rules/rides again. This is the best red in the Mount Horrocks range this year; again. It has that extra lick of tannin, that extra push through the finish. There are some reductive characters here, in a good way, which help to bolster the medium-weight flow of curranty ...

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