Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    New Release – 1st February 2017

    150 cases produced

    This quintessential cabernet was hand-picked, open-fermented on skins and matured for eighteen months in French oak barriques, 30% new, the remainder one and two year old. Nourish Magazine’s Windsor Dobbin described the 2013 as a ‘lip-smackingly delicious red… dark and inky, bursting with cassis and black plum flavours but also has impressive structure with quality French oak evident but not dominant.’

    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

  • 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
  • Winsor’s Choice Mount Horrocks 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon By Winsor Dobbin 96 POINTS  Stephanie Toole steps up to the plate and bang, it’s gone. A home run with all three of her 2014 Clare Valley reds. I really enjoyed the shiraz, loved to the Nero d’Avola and was blown away by this cabernet sauvignon. Ms Toole is truly in the zone right ...
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013 Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon By James Halliday 95 Points From the low-yielding organic estate vineyard; matured for 18 months in French barriques (40% new). Served blind, I would never have picked its Clare Valley origin. It is a beautifully crafted cabernet, with a fruit purity seldom seen in Clare cabernet, its cassis folded within fine-grained ...

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