250 cases produced
Hand-picked from Stephanie’s low yielding vineyard, the ferment is gently plunged 3-4 times a day. The wine then spends 18 months maturation in French barriques, 35% of which are new. This is a text book cabernet that displays the hallmarks of high quality fruit and attention to winemaking detail. Single vineyard, organically grown, this is a tiny quantity available.
Classic cabernet colour – deep and dark.
Also intense is the aroma: black currant, leaf and stylish oak. Concentrated black and red berry fruits are wrapped around vibrant tannins, and supported by really smart oak integration. A hedonistic wine with a generosity of fruit that belies great depth and length. Has a big future ahead yet drinks brilliantly now with a juicy beef steak.
Keep to 15 years if you wish.
Winsor Dobbin, Ciao Magazine “…Classy cabernet…blackcurrant and well-integrated oak are to the fore in a downright delicious red…”
Nick Butler, The Real Review – 95 Points
- 2021 Halliday Companion2018 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 95 Points A mid to full weighted cabernet with mint, sap, blackcurrant and bouquet garni. Pliant tannins doused with sage, galvanise the flavours. Highly savoury. Very versatile. The oak and unobtrusive acidity are beautifully positioned to let this run for a decade or more. By Ned Goodwin 1st August 2020 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
- Winsor Dobbin, Ciao MagazineClassy cabernet – Mount Horrocks 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon By Winsor Dobbin The Clare Valley – and Mount Horrocks – are home to some of Australia’s finest rieslings, but Stephanie Toole also produces hugely impressive Nero d’Avola and this beguiling young cabernet. This is estate-grown and sourced from a single vineyard, deftly crafted to result in a wine ...
- The Real Review2018 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon By Nick Butler 95 Points Loads of colour – dense purple. It ticks all of the cabernet aroma boxes, with a tease of regional eucalypt. While ripe and easily carrying rich blackberry and purple-berried fruits, it’s quietly aristocratic, with dried herbs and cedar ahead of supple tannins. Approachable now and will reward time ...
- The Real Review2017 Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon By Huon Hooke 95 Points Good, clean cabernet aromas, fresh and cassisy, with background vanilla and violet but little sign of vegetal notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied and elegantly-framed, with freshness and energy, harmony and precision. An excellent young cabernet. The Real Review May 2019
- Mount Horrocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 93 Points By Tyson Stelzer Great depth and density of blackcurrent and cassis fruit is overlaid with lifted rose hip and capsicum, making for a consummately varietal Cabernet. It’s slick, glossy and yet confidently structured, with firm fine tannins promising classic Mount Horrocks potential. WBM Trade Magazine May/June 2019