Wine Taste Weekly

By Tyson Stelzer

Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Semillon 2011

93 Points

The cool 2011 season has done wonderful things for Mount Horrocks Semillon, making for an impressively chiseled style. Semillon doesn’t always respond well to full barrel fermentation, but here the buttered toast and roast nut characters imparted serve to balance the taut, primary zesty lemon drive of this high-tensile season, pulling into a honed finish of chalky mineral structure and considerable persistence.

Drink: 2012-2021