Mount Horrocks Semillon 2020

  • Mount Horrocks Semillon 2020

    64 CASES PRODUCED

    The site of the Mount Horrocks Semillon, while just a few hundred metres from the Riesling vineyard, is very different. Weaker soil and rockier, the vines struggle even in a ‘normal’ season. Semillon vines need to be challenged if flavoursome wines are the aim. In this case long lingering lemon flavours are complemented by creamy lees complexity and a touch of French oak. Add into that a low-yield season and
    you have an exceptional vintage.

     

    Tasting Notes

    Bright pale gold.

    Inviting, complex aromas of citrusy varietal fruit and toasty, spicy oak beckon one to dive into the glass where this vibrant and refreshing wine delivers lemongrass, lemon rind, nuts and herbal notes with spiced, toasty oak and delicious creaminess. Super fresh and super stylish, with great length of flavour.

    Remarkably complex given its apparent elegance. Enjoy now through to the next decade.

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Recent reviews

  • WBM Magazine
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2019   94 Points   A contender for one of the country’s best expressions of Semillon, distinct from Hunter of course, showing sweet but fresh lemon fruit characters, some light grassiness, verbena herbal characters and a core of light, saline mineral character. It’s got some depth and a wave of freshness on hand. It drinks a ...
  • Australian
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2019 “…Toole is comfortably among the very finest producers of the variety anywhere in the world…” Clare Valley semillon could ask for no better ally and advocate than Stephanie Toole. Semillon sits front and centre in the exceptionally strong line-up of wines Toole makes under the Mount Horrocks label; its production, while small (only ...
  • The Real Review
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2019   92 Points Good Clare Valley semillon is an underrated white wine. It has a long history, and the region did some pioneering work with oak influence in these white wines long before it became commonplace. Oak can sometimes overwhelm fruit character, but at Mount Horrocks, Stephanie Toole handles it sensitively, creating a great ...
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2021
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2019 94 Points A warmer vintage to be sure, what this lacks in way of linearity and precision, it gains in terms of amplitude and aromatic complexity: lemon oil and hedgerow segue to ripe quince, all offset by an intoxicating skein of fennel. Almost pastis-like. Nestled seams of oak service the textural opus. Delicious ...
  • WBM Magazine
    Mount Horrocks Semillon 2018 By Tyson Stelzer 93 Points The late, cool 2018 season has birthed a particularly refined Mount Horrocks Semillon, charged with the precision of preserved lemon grass and blessed with the toasty complexity of barrel fermentation and maturation. Its cool, high altitude acid drive is more electric than ever, beckoning a long and exciting future. WBM Magazine November/December ...

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