Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2011

£17.99

TASTING NOTE

Very pale yellow gold.

Essence of lime, vanilla and spice aromatics.

Beautifully concentrated, complex sweet Riesling, providing bell-clear varietal citrus notes along with stonefruit and attractive florals. Ginger and spice notes dance across the sherbet-like palate which is pristine-clean, light and elegant, bright and long.

Easily one of the best Cordon Cuts of the past decade, it is lighter and more tangy than the 2011, with a year or two more cellaring potential.

Serve with foie gras or similar savoury-toned appetisers or citrus & stone-fruit desserts.

37.5 cl

 

James Halliday

Australian Wine Companion

2011 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut

94 Points

Has already developed a bright, full yellow-green colour: the flavours are, as usual, superrich and ripe, with lime, honey and vanilla balanced by acidity.  Can handle rich desserts with ease.

May 2nd, 2012 - Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Review

Gourmet Traveller WINE

By Nick Bulleid

2011 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling

93 Points

2011 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut combines finesse and intense lemon and pear characters in its aroma. The palate is equally fine, with moderate sweetness – I’d call it semi-luscious – and the intensity builds through the mouth to give it great length. “Lots of lemon, lime and citrus peel”, Bourne told me. “Very rich and honeyed, with full, intense flavour”. This has been a consistently fine wine for many years and this vintage continues the line.

December/January 2012

May 2nd, 2012 - Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Review

Chris Shanahan

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 375ml 2011

For the first time ever, Stephanie Toole’s benchmark sticky shows the extra luscious intensity and acidity caused by botrytis cinerea. Normally the wine’s a pure, sweet Riesling, made from berries that shrivel on the vine as a result of the canes being cut. In 2011 botrytis leant a hand to this shrivelling process, noticeably influencing the flavour and structure. This extra dimension and intensity more than compensate for the slight step away from the wine’s usual pure, lime-like varietal character. Will probably cellar for decades.

26th October 2011

September 30th, 2011 - Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Review

Wine Taste Weekly Edition 34

By Tyson Stelzer

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 375ml 2011

94 points

There’s now a twist to one of Australia’s most reliable sweet rieslings, with the cool 11 season lending a spicier and more peppery edge than ever. There’s a hint of greengage plum and preserved lemon to its familiar fleshy peach, fig and pear fruit and unctuous, honeyed finish.  Enticingly atypical. Drink 2011-2021

tysonstelzer.com

September 9th, 2011 - Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Review

The Wine Detective – UK

By Sarah Ahmed

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2011

This, one of Australia’s top sweeties, is renowned for its fleetness of foot and bell clear purity of zesty lime fruit.  In 2011, a touch of botrytis brings the texture and tang of wild honey and salted limes.  With its marvellous synergy of sweet, savoury and sour, it’s compellingly complex, long and lingering.  Ab fab -  the best yet, despite having just been flown over (with Toole) and used as a door stopper at her hotel!

May 9th, 2011 - Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Review

James Halliday

Australian Wine Companion 2011

94 Points

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2009

An impossible-to-resist wine, the purity of riesling not compromised by the cane cutting; however, the sweetness is potent, and the wine needs food company or (heretically) a jab of soda water.

October 9th, 2010 - Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling Review

11.5% ABV

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling 2011
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