Mount Horrocks Alexander Vineyard Shiraz 2019

  • 2019 Mount Horrocks Alexander Vineyard Shiraz

    242 CASES PRODUCED

    Our low yielding Alexander Vineyard is ideally suited to producing high quality, certified organic and biodynamic wine. Here, Stephanie takes a distinctly European approach with one quarter of the hand-picked fruit whole-bunch foot crushed to give more perfume, while the remainder is crushed and fermented for more palate weight. Both components then spend 18 months in French oak barriques. Expressive and beautifully poised, this release is half our ‘normal’ production.

    Tasting Notes

    Vibrant cherry red. Alluring, concentrated, intense dark fruits. In the mouth, this is plush and mouth filling, generous without being heavy. Red and black fruits and subtle spice provide varietal allure whilst top class oak adds extra texture and weight. Bright, modern Australian shiraz to enjoy immediately or over next ten to twelve years.

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Recent reviews

  • The Real Review
    2019 Mount Horrocks Alexander Vineyard Shiraz 95 Points A menthol, brambly aromatic lift, there’s stewed rhubarb, spice and mulberries in there as well. The flavours have a lovely balance and texture, there’s ample blue fruits, mint and spice and the tannins create a refined, granular and sophisticated texture. By Aaron Brasher   The Real Review
  • WBM Magazine
    95 points 2018 Alexander Vineyard Shiraz I love the elegant, classic and understated refinement of Stephanie Toole’s sensitivity in the wines, and this release epitomises it, right down to a one-quarter component whole-bunch and foot crushed. It’s seamless and harmonious from day one, uniting fragrance with deep, succulent, black allure. Classic Clare Shiraz, and one of the ...
  • The Real Review
    93 points 2018 Alexander Vineyard Shiraz By Huon Hooke Deep, bright, youthful purple colour, and a raw essency aroma of dark plum and blackberry – the palate likewise very fresh and crisp, slightly callow and primal. Spicy and cool, it shows lots of potential. The tannins are soft and mild and it could be drunk now by those ...
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2020
    2017 Mount Horrocks Alexander Vineyard Shiraz 96 Points Top class for Mount Horrocks. Black fruits are rich, round and succulent, so much so that they overshadow the new oak (without aggression) and tannins. Excellent balance and length. Top class for Mount Horrocks.
  • WBM Magazine
    2017 Alexander Vineyard Clare Valley Shiraz By Mike Bennie 93 Points Red fruits, jubey and bright, bouncy kind of perfume, ripe, nougat oak showing a light hand. Lots of same to taste, with choc-berry fruit character followed through with green, leafy characters. Fleshy, supple tannins, builds in richness through punchy finish. Good stuff here.   WBM Trade Magazine May/June 2019

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