Canberra Times

Food & Wine Magazine

By Chris Shanahan

Mount Horrocks Shiraz 2010

Winemaker Stephanie Toole presents a lively, bouncy, happy face of Clare shiraz – rich but not heavy, and emphasising the variety’s pure, sweet aromas and flavours. Clare shiraz can be heavy and dense, but Mount Horrocks manages to be fine-boned and elegant, without sacrificing ripeness or complexity. A pleasantly tart, spicy edge to the fruit hints at the use of high quality oak barrels, without tasting of oak. What a joy it is to drink.