Mount Horrocks Watervale Semillon 2009 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

A mouthfilling wine, rich in ripe lemon and pear, a hint of herbs and lovely textural elements from barrel fermentation. That’s not to suggest the oak is obvious, it merely underpins the very stylish fruit, working well with its fine acid balance and crisp savoury notes. An inviting, food-friendly alternative to chardonnay that will surprise many. Little wonder it’s ranked amongst Australia’s best.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright straw-green; a 100% barrel-fermented wine that breaks all the rules: has more freshness than any other Clare Valley semillon, and the impact of the barrel fermentation is secondary to the fruit expression; has excellent length, too.Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011

Barrel fermented Semillon can often end up broad and lifeless. Not this one! This is a backward style, in no way heavy, but instead displaying lovely purity of lemon, guava and starfruit. 100% barrel fermentation adds spice and weight to the back palate, lifting and supporting its fresh, zesty, edgy fruit profile, which remains the focus throughout. Impressive. Rating 94 - Tyson Stelzer Wine 100 (JUL/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very pale with a light green edge.

Aroma

Classic straw and lemon semillon aromas with supporting lightly spicy, nutty oak.

Palate

A mouthfilling wine, rich in ripe lemon and pear, a hint of herbs and lovely textural elements from barrel fermentation. That’s not to suggest the oak is obvious, it merely underpins the very stylish fruit, working well with its fine acid balance and crisp savoury notes. An inviting, food-friendly alternative to chardonnay that will surprise many. Little wonder it’s ranked amongst Australia’s best.

Cellaring Potential

Now to 8 years

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Mount Horrocks Wines is operated by proprietor / winemaker Stephanie Toole, who restricts production to approximately 4,500 cases per annum to achieve her aims of quality and single vineyard expression. With an emphasis on sustainable natural farming and organic practices, Mount Horrocks Wines has vineyards at three sites totalling 10 hectares in the Clare Valley.

Stephanie carefully crafts her wines, which she describes as “essentially hand made food wines with emphasis on structure as well as generous fruit flavours”. All grapes are hand picked, and only the finest French oak is used for those wines spending time in barrel.

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