2022 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling
Started in the 1980’s, Mount Horrocks was purchased by Stephanie Toole in 1993 and it was from there that it’s reputation was built as one of the country’s top Riesling producers. Certified Organic and biodynamic the vineyard is unusual in that it is south facing and at a very high altitude – two factors that contribute to a cooler site which is preferred in this time of climate warming.
A Majestic Watervale Riesling possessing an exceptionally concentrated core of lime and citrus fruit and bursting with energy.
Brilliant water like core with highlights of green around the edges. Leaping out of the glass with superb intensity are lemon, lime and orange rind scents which are trailed by distinct talc and chalky mineral notes. A pure concentrate of Riesling, lime and citrus fruits burst across the scrumptious palate engulfing every corner of the mouth. Crunchy acidity underscores the voluminous fruit with notions of orange rind, chalky talc, subtle wet steel and flinty mineral like characters also present.
Magnificent power and depth with a seriously concentrated conclusion that’s insanely long. Resistance will prove futile. One of the best yet from this estate.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.