Mount Horrocks Semillon 2022

  • Mount Horrocks Semillon 2022

    New Release 


    The Mount Horrocks Semillon Vineyard is on distinctly weaker, rocky soil.  The vines struggle even in a ‘normal’ season. According to Stephanie, semillon vines need to be challenged if a wine with depth of flavour (as is the case here) is to be achieved. Mount Horrocks Semillon demonstrates long lingering lemon and spice flavours complemented by creamy lees complexity and a touch of French oak.


    Tasting Notes

    Light yellow-gold with a lime edge. Apple, lemon and lime fruit aromas over spiced oak. Flavoursome, without being heavy, this oak-aged semillon is a truly distinctive wine. Generously flavoured, citrus and baked apple fruit, stylish oak and gently creamy barrel ferment texture, its zesty acidity ensuring the flavours linger long.

    Delicious drinking now yet has a decade’s ageing ahead, if you wish.

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Recent reviews

  • WBM Magazine
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2022  92 Points This cool season has coaxed a wonderful fragrance and graceful tension from Clare Semillon and Stephanie has crafted one of her most elegant, alluring, indeed Rieslingesque to date. Lemon, lemon grass and granny smith apple blossom flow into a palate of beautifully-defined natural acidity. Oak fermentation and maturation build grip and ...
  • The Real Review
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2022  92/100 A light, bright yellow colour; spicy and nutty barrel-fermented aromas superimposed on gently grassy/herbal semillon fruit. Light-medium bodied, a clean and beautifully finished wine, and very good—it doesn’t show too much of the herbal side of semillon. By Huon Hooke 10 March 2023
  • In Daily
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2022   From an isolated estate vineyard, 500m above sea level on the slopes of Mount Horrocks itself, winemaker Stephanie Toole has remained devoted to this wine over many vintages. It’s a full barrel-fermented and matured style with engaging complexity: grilled stone fruits and fennel to start, creamy palate senses following on, with a ...
  • Max Allen
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2021, a tight, crisp, lean wine in its youth that needs time in the cellar to really come into its own: the 2021 is lemony, mouth-watering, enjoyable, but the 2008, with its rich citron pith textural quality and hints of buttered toast, is now on a different level of enjoyment altogether – ...
  • Valley Magazine
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2021   Stephanie Toole may be the best friend Clare Valley Semillon has ever had. The long line of great wines she has produced from this underappreciated variety is Exhibit A when making the case that there’s more to Clare whites than just Riesling. This is a worthy addition to that line, a wine ...

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