Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    240 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:

    Dark red-purple.
    Aromatically pure-fruited, dark berries, dried herb and polished oak. Super-stylish, refined cabernet: definitive red and black currant fruits with delightful leafy herbal notes. As always, the oak is restrained and integrated, delivering structure rather than weight. Medium to full-bodied, it is wonderfully long on the palate – and imminently appealing. All class.
    Cellar to 2033 and beyond.

Recent reviews

  • 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 ...
  • WineFront 2014 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 94+ POINTS By Campbell Mattison Essence of cabernet. One for the cellar. Not particularly deep – though it’s deep enough – but most importantly it’s balanced, complex and lengthy. Dust, woodsmoke, boysenberry, cloves, redcurrant. It stretches its legs out beautifully along the palate, and out through the finish. Strings of herbs and presses of ...
  • Source SA Mount Horrocks 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Stars By Tony Love While cabernet’s great gift is its distinctive, and often exuberant dark berry aromatic lift, this offers a more gentle push, which is in line with the overall sophisticated personality of this certified organic wine. It’s open to lovely earthly and forest floor leaf notes, even faint charcuterie complexities, but ...
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 2014 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 95 points. The purity of fruit here is something quite special.  The flavours flush through the mouth in a cleansing fashion, offering cassis, fresh mint, assorted garden herbs and a velvety lick of oak.  Medium-bodied; vital; complex; polished; and not at all ‘big’ or overdone.  The word ‘exemplary’ comes to mind. CM

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