97 Points James Halliday
The Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling vineyard, in the north eastern corner of this famous Clare Valley subregion, is planted on the very edge of the highly rized red soil over limestone. Surrounded completely by open land where cattle graze, its relative isolation benefits the strict application of organic practices which Winemaker Stephanie Toole has adopted.
“The best Mount Horrocks Riesling so far tasted. It has a blossom-filled bouquet, but best of all, an exquisitely poised palate, juicy lime/lemon fruit in a filigree bright acidity, leaving the mouth at peace with the world.” – 97 Points James Halliday
“It’s a quality wine but moreso it’s a charming one. It is because it doesn’t try too hard/it is what it is. It’s pure and citrussy with sherbet and bath salt/talc characters. It has finesse. It doesn’t dart through the palate, but it moves with certainty, and inevitability, towards a long finish. It’s riesling without a cloud in its sky.” – 95 Points Campbell Mattinson
An absolutely stunning young Riesling from consistently excellent Clare Valley winemaker Stephanie Toole, this outshone several more expensive rieslings in a recent tasting. It is made in classic Watervale style, alive with all the joys of spring; floral on the nose, bursting with energy and driven by fresh citrus zest flavours, brisk minerality and crisp acidity. Pure as mountains stream, it is an estate-grown single-vineyard wine that is certified organic and weighs in at just 12.5% alcohol. I’d recommend snapping up a case for summer-long enjoyment.” – Wine of the Week Winsor Dobbin