170 Cases Produced
Stephanie hand-picks her cabernet (and all her other grapes) to ensure the fruit’s pristine condition on arrival at the winery. After cold soaking, the ferment is gently plunged 3-4 times a day. The wine then spends 18 months maturation exclusively in French barriques, 35% of which are new.
This may be described as ‘text book cabernet’ except that hand-working and harvesting cabernet vineyards, as Stephanie does, is becoming rare. Here, the benefits are clear.
Great depth of colour. Cabernet’s distinctive blackcurrant and briar notes on both nose and palate, along with chocolate, black olive and smooth, supple tannins. A medium bodied, very fine, elegant wine that will sail effortlessly through the years to well past 2040.
Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 94 Points Cabernet is at its best in a fragrant guise of elegant grace, and the cool 2021 season furnished just the conditions. Classically Clare, right down to subtle menthol/eucalypt accents. Red and blackcurrents carry a long finish laced with a fine web of strong, superfine tannins and that wonderfully bright, energetic …
- The Real Review – Wine of the Week
Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 WINE OF THE WEEK 95 points Stephanie Toole’s cabernets are at the more modern, fresh and elegantly structured end of Clare Valley style. They age beautifully. A bright, fresh style of cabernet with mulberry, blueberry, cedar and wood spice aromas. Fresh and lively in the mouth, medium-bodied, not big but intense and the structure …