Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Reviews

  • The Real Review

    June 14, 2018

    2017 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling

    By Huon Hooke

    95 Points 

    Bright light to medium yellow colour. The bouquet is fresh and yeasty, bright and youthful. In the mouth, it’s intense and rich, sweet and deeply-flavoured, with a clean finish thanks to plenty of acid. This was a very late harvest (May 15) and a sweeter wine, intense and powerful, and it should age well.

    The Real Review, September 2017

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  • Winefront

    June 14, 2018

    2017 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling

    By Campbell Mattinson

    The famous Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut. Intensely sweet and limey with a marmalade jam character and plenty of sweet, crystalline flavour to the finish. We always sit here, when assessing dessert wines, toying with the word cloying; this wraps its arms around the word, without quite touching it. Geez it goes close though. Simple but impressively intense.

    90 Points

    winefront.com.au

    October 2017

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  • “a kiss of honey”

    April 19, 2017

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2016

    One of the great Australian sweet wines, from grapes grown to be sweet and rich. It sits in the mouth with freshness, and lingers impossibly long and with a kiss of honey. A beautiful way to finish a meal.

    By Mike Bennie

    Delicious Magazine, May 2017

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  • The Advertiser

    February 16, 2017

    2016 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling

    4 1/2 Stars

    By Tony Love

    A special take on Clare Riesling, in a dessert style, the vines cut about six weeks before estimated optimum fruit ripeness for the grapes dry out and concentrate the intrinsic lime citrus flavours within. The colour in the glass has a touch of green in the pale gold, the flavours oozing of lime gelato, the cut of acidity seating neatly in the zone without searing interruption

    The Advertiser – 11th January 2017

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  • Spectacular Dessert Wine

    February 16, 2017

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2016

    By John Fordham

    This spectacular dessert wine shows just how adept Clare Valley winemaker Stephanie Toole is at extracting bewildering flavours from the Riesling grape.

    She does it by cutting the canes and allowing the fruit to concentrate naturally in the vineyard.

    “From the Vine”
    Sunday Telegraph

    October 16th 2016

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  • Halliday Wine Companion Magazine

    March 7, 2016

    Tyson Stelzer’s – Clare & Eden picks

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2015

    96 Points

    2015 will go down among the greatest and longest-lived Cordon Cuts, a benchmark that achieves complexity and concentration while upholding an exceptional, enduring acid line rarely seen in Australian dessert wines. Primary lemon and lime with lifted lily notes take the limelight, with honey and spice lurking in the background. Line and length are outstanding.

    Halliday Wine Companion Magazine 2016
    By Tyson Stelzer
    April/May 2016

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  • WBM Magazine

    November 12, 2015

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2015

    96 Points

    By Tyson Stelzer 

    A benchmark Cordon Cut that achieves complexity and concentration while upholding an exceptional, enduring acid line rarely seen in Australian dessert wines. With outstanding line and length, 2015 will go down among the greatest and longest-lived Cordon Cuts.

    November 2015

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  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2016

    August 13, 2015

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2014 

    94 points

    Extremely rich and luscious; lime marmalade and preserved cumquat sweetness balanced by lemon sherbet acidity can’t help but seduce – ideal by the glass (or half bottle) proposition for restaurants.

    To 2018

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  • Top 100 Wines – Tony Love

    July 30, 2015

    2014 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling

    By Tony Love

    95 Points

    From the region that’s made its name with crisp, dry styled Riesling, this is one of the great Australian sweet rieslings, using the method of cutting fruit-bearing vine canes to concentrate grape sugars which brings a heady floral beauty to the aromatics and results in a captivating dessert drink that highlights the lime curd essences of the genre and gaining a spice twist with a mandarin like tang. Delicious, and not too heavy.

    Food: Lime and Coconut Pie

    25th July 2015

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  • Wine Taste Weekly

    January 14, 2015

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2014

    By Tyson Stelzer

    96 points

    To obtain such complexity and richness and yet uphold fresh, tangy, energetic acidy is the key to the greatest sweet wines, and Stephanie has nailed it this vintage. In aroma, flavour, intensity, structure and vitality this release is a step up even from the magnificence that we have come to expect from this label. It oozes delightful allure and complexity of all manner of stone fruits, tropical fruits, marmalade, pepper, fig and spice. The finish lingers very long carried by beautifully seamless acid flow and impeccable balanced sweetness. Benchmark Australian dessert wine.

    Drink 2014-2024

    12th December 2014

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  • The Advertiser

    July 24, 2014

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2013 Riesling

    By Tony Love

    4 1/2 STARS

    While the other sweeties here have been botrytis affected with all their exotic concentration, this is a fresher, lighter approach, the vine canes cut to intensify the fruit sugars in this famed Clare Riesling focusing on lime marmalade and spiced apple flavours with a delightful honey layer contrasted by brilliant and edgy varietal acidity. Yum.

    Food: Lemon delicious

    July 2014

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  • Good Food

    June 12, 2014

    By Ralph Kyte-Powell

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2013

    94 Points

    A delicious Clare Valley riesling with a penetrating nose of lime marmalade, stone fruit and aromatic spice. The luscious palate has a pithy tang and zesty acidity in perfect balance.

    Value: Good

    Ageing: Drink over 10 years

    February 4th, 2014

     

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