Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

  • Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    260 cases produced

    Textbook, benchmark cabernet from Stephanie Toole, whose “attention to detail and refusal to cut corners”
    (James Halliday) is very much evidenced here.

    This low yielding vineyard is hand-picked within a very small ideal harvest window and gently plunged 3-4 times
    a day like the shiraz but with 10-12 days on skins to help complex the tannins, followed by eighteen months
    maturation in French barriques (thirty-five per cent new).
    Refined, elegant and super-stylish. Limited release, single vineyard and organically grown.

    Tasting Notes:

    Dark purple-red.
    Vibrant cassis with a twist of mint. Polished oak.
    Seductive array of red and black fruits, black olive and plum held tight by compelling tannins. Deeply concentrated, great length and structure. Should age well for the long term – easily 15 years.

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Recent reviews

  • Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 93 Points By Tyson Stelzer   Great depth and density of blackcurrent 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.   WBM Trade Magazine May/June 2019
  • Sunday Telegraph 2017 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon By John Fordham    A wine showcasing the immense standing this regal variety enjoys in the Clare Valley. Owner-winemaker Stephanie Toole has again excelled with her attention to detail in fruit selection and oak maturation. A five-star effort oozing refined rich and toasty flavours that have you drooling to the final drop.   Sunday Telegraph ...
  • 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

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