Mount Horrocks Shiraz 2014

  • 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 purple.
    Intense, ripe dark fruits, dark chocolate and gentle spice.
    Mid-weight, supple, super-stylish shiraz. Mouthfilling rich juicy red and black fruits with hints of savoury-spice. Long, fine tannins and beautifully integrated oak round out this age- worthy wine. Braised beef cheek would make an ideal winter partner. Cellar to 2026.

Recent reviews

  • 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 ...
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 Mount Horrocks Shiraz 2014 95 Points A complex array of flavours, textures and tangs. Everything is beautifully integrated and yet you can feel and appreciate the positive effect of whole bunches, oak and spice-shot tannin.  This isn’t your standard fare. It’s measured, composed, lively and exquisitely well balanced. CM
  • James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine 2013 Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Shiraz  96 POINTS By James Halliday Estate organically grown; open-fermented in purpose-designed vessels, 15% whole bunches, foot-stamped, matured for 18 months in French barriques (40% new). The evocative bouquet semaphores the satsuma plum and blackberry fruits at the heart of the wine, surrounded and supported by fine-grained tannins building authority to the ...

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