Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2020

  • 2020 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling


    More than two decades ago Stephanie chose the site for the Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling Vineyard. The beautiful south facing, high altitude location may have been a surprising choice back then, but now, many are praising the merits of these cool vineyard sites, especially for riesling.

    ACO organic certification and hand tending both reinforce Stephanie’s determination to push the boundaries of sustainability, while at the same time, enhancing wine quality. There is no better example than the 2020 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling – a beautiful, delicious wine, its concentration reflecting the tiny crop, the lowest in decades.

    This is a wine that reflects the season, but even more so, an example of balance, exceptional power and finesse, all wrapped up in a convincingly drink-me-now combination of flavour, structure and balance


    Tasting Notes

    Lime-edged bright white gold.
    Vibrant spring florals, honey-tinged lemon-lime.
    Wonderfully crisp and flavoursome, with classic citrus fruits, apple-fresh and lingering. Slate-like elements of minerality, flavoursome, yet delicate. Stylish and cellar-worthy.

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Recent reviews

  • The Real Review
    Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2020 95 points Tremendous fragrance of frangipani, star jasmine, wonderfully talcum powdery and varietal in the extreme. The palate is very delicate, light-bodied and refined. It seems lower in alcohol than 13%. Very subtle and moreish. A keeper   By Huon Hooke The Real Review 21st September 2020
  • Halliday Wine Companion
    2019 Mount Horrocks Riesling 95 Points This offers the commodity in short supply in ’19: finesse. Or, if you prefer, elegance. It has all the varietal flavours that make Riesling what it is – mouthwatering, vibrant, crisp and long – riding high on a magic carpet.   By James Halliday 1st December 2019
  • WBM Magazine
    Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2019 By Tyson Stelzer 94 points A cool harvest has maintained fantastic tension and energy in this dry, low-yielding season, making for a Mount Horrocks of concentration, impact and poise. A brilliant cut of acidity drives a palate of magnificent line and length, with enticing appeal and head-turning presence from day one, loaded with ...
  • Best Buys – Gourmet Traveller WINE
    2019 Mount Horrocks Riesling BEST BUYS The name of subregion where this riesling is grown is Watervale, and perhaps that’s why I find it so mouthwatering upon each sip of every new vintage – the power of suggestion. Or maybe it’s because the vines planted in perfect red-soil-over-limestone terroir, are grown organically, and in 2019 yielded small ...
  • WBM Magazine
    2018 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling By Tyson Stelzer 95 Points  Stunning. Unites the concentration and confidence of a dry, low-yielding season with the tension and enduring poise of a long, cool ripening window. It’s a precise and glorious union of kaffir lime, granny smith apple and lemon, with the subtle exoticism of guava. With lingering persistence, exacting line, ...

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