Best Buy Wines – Wines to Cellar
2006 Mount Horrocks Shiraz, Clare Valley
Stephanie Toole was a finalist in the 2007 Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year, her ’06 Shiraz provides ample justification for the nomination. This is a subtle and supple interpretation of shiraz with deep aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, dark berries and a dusting of Moroccan spices. The palate is crammed with goodies but there’s nothing overt, indeed its sense of harmony is hallmark. It shows a hint of the earthiness and the finish is long. While drinkable now, it should cellar well for up to five years.
By Peter Bourne
February / March 2009