Mount Horrocks Shiraz 2015

  • Mount Horrocks Shiraz 2014

    580 cases produced

    Handmade in every sense of the word, Stephanie’s Clare Valley Shiraz is made with a very traditional winemaking approach: single vineyard, estate-grown, and handpicked.

    A portion of the fruit, which is exclusively from the Alexander Vineyard, was whole bunch foot crushed for mid palate texture and additional complexity. The balance was cold soaked on skins and fermented in purpose-built vessels which allows gentle plunging of the cap to extract maximum colour, flavour and tannins. It then spent 18 months in 40% new French oak barriques.

    Tasting Notes:

    Deep dark crimson. Voluptuous dark fruits, mocha coffee and sweet spice.Juicy rich red fruits wrapped in a velvety cloak of fine oak, all spice, black fruit, seamless tannin and a succulent finish. Polished and poised yet primed to cellar to 2030 or beyond.

Recent reviews

  • “elegant flavours” 2015 Mount Horrocks Alexander Shiraz By John Fordham Classic presentation of deep, richly-flavoured Clare Valley Shiraz with ring-master Stephanie Toole on top of her game from her precise fruit selection through to her wizardry on the winery floor. Spicy, succulent, elegant flavours and a lingering velvety finish guarantee a super red wine experience. The Sunday Telegraph 21st May 2017
  • “It’s quite exemplary” 2015 Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Shiraz By Campbell Mattison 93 POINTS Don’t be fooled by mention of whole bunches; this is syrupy and smooth and harmonious, its twiggy/herbal/bunchy characters sucked straight into the fruit of the wine and then smooth-sealed by oak. There’s nothing yin and yang about this; it presents as a seamless whole. Ultra fine tannin seems right ...
  • Top 100 Wines 2014 Mount Horrocks Shiraz 95 Points By Tony Love This certified organic wine brings a more subtle approach to Clare Shiraz than many others. With great control of the fragrance, terrific integration and balance in the oak treatment, the shiraz remains clear-headed, encouraged by brighter, crimson fruit characters, juiciness and drinkability in a medium to full-bodied structural package.  ...
  • A Classy Wine 2014 Shiraz 95 POINTS By Ray Jordan A remarkable gentle and subtle shiraz from the Clare Valley. About 12 per cent was whole-bunch foot crushed. The result is a brilliantly smooth and supple wine, displaying great concentration and refinement in a compelling combination. It’s so silky and textured.  This is a classy wine. The West Australian “Fresh Magazine” 4th July ...
  • WineFront 2014 Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Shiraz 94 POINTS By Campbell Mattison The oak is certainly obvious, the style certainly plush. Neither of these aspects are really the norm for Mount Horrocks, which generally tends towards the savoury. But this 2014 release isn’t your ‘usual’ Mount Horrocks Shiraz. This is deeper and richer, with the firmness to match. It’s a wine ...

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