Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2023

  • Mount Horrocks Riesling 2023


    Mount Horrocks’ Watervale Riesling Vineyard is a very high (475 metre) vineyard planted on red loam over limestone, a profile that occurs throughout the sub-region and considered to be ‘classic’ for Watervale riesling.

    However that’s where the similarities end. The vineyard is on a gentle slope, facing south. Combined with the high altitude, this makes it a particularly cool spot, ideal for retaining freshness and a crisp palate while allowing generous fruit flavours to develop.

    Then there is the biodynamic and organic certification – strictly no chemical input here or in the surrounding land, also owned by Mount Horrocks.

    In what is now often considered ‘old fashioned’ all fruit is hand harvested – better for the vines as well as the fruit which is then delivered to the winery in a pristine state.


    Tasting Notes

    This is 100% pure expression of single site riesling. Lime aromatics.

    Tightly coiled, concentrated lemon-lime fruit, slate-like minerality and vibrant acidity. Fabulous lively texture and great length and structure. A
    completely beguiling wine that looks fabulous now and will age brilliantly for 15 years: without question a classic.



    James Halliday Top 100 Wines 2023
    96 Points
    By James Halliday
    The wine’s highly expressive bouquet has echoes of lavender and citrus blossom; the palate is direct and intense, with layer upon layer of lime and green apple.
    Drink to 2035
    The Australian Magazine, November 2023

    Huon Hooke – The Real Review
    94 Points
    Lifted mandarin, flowery talcum-powder and yeasty aromas, with traces of lavender, the palate delicate and restrained, refined and just faintly off-dry, with a clean and accessible style, although it will certainly age superbly too.
    14th September 2023

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