Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

250 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.

Tasting Notes:

Lovely depth and brilliance in the glass. Clearly Cabernet, red and black currant fruits, spiced cherry and dark chocolate/cocoa. There’s a lovely touch of savoury briar character, seamlessly integrated oak (18 months in 35% new, French barriques) and long, supple, fine tannins. Tremendous structure and length. Cellar 15 years plus.


Huon Hooke – The Real Review
95 Points
Deep-ish red with a good bright tint of purple and the bouquet is all about mulberry, cassis, blackberry—sweetly ripe fruit without any greener touches. It’s also deliciously sweet and fruit-ripe on the tongue, with charming fruit flavours of berries and a hint of cola or sarsaparilla, the tannins supplying excellent structure and adding to the very long aftertaste. An outstanding cabernet. Long cellaring potential but it’s also delicious to drink young.
27th March 2024
Drink 2024 – 2040