The Australian

2013 Mount Horrocks Semillon

By Max Allen

This barrel-matured Clare Valley Semillon is a bit shy when you stick your nose in the glass – hints of lemon cream and toasty oak – but it’s wonderfully tangy, balanced and refreshing in the mouth. Good now but better with a few years in the cellar: I opened a 2007 Mount Horrocks sem after I tried this and it tasted gorgeous with roast chook and all the trimmings.

The mark up: expect to pay between $60 and $80 for this wine in a restaurant.

9th January 2015