2016 James Halliday’s Wine Companion

2012 Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

By James Halliday

95 Points

Dispenses with the small amount of merlot included in prior vintages because of the balance of the cabernet from the low-yielding, organic vines; 18 months French oak (40% new). This is at, or very near the top of Clare Valley cabernet, with excellent varietal definition courtesy of a mix of cassis and savoury black olive offsets; the tannin and oak management are also admirable.

Oct/Nov 2014