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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Late Harvest Riesling (half-bottle) 2006
Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Late Harvest Riesling (half-bottle) 2006
(search item no. 91271)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Stephanie Toole's "Cordon Cut" is undoubtedly one of Australia's greatest dessert wines. It is something quite magical. "Cordon Cut" refers to a unique and risky process which involves cutting the canes when the grapes are ripe, allowing the remaining fruit to concentrate and raisin naturally on the vine. The result from the 2006 harvest is again a lush, intense yet elegant mouthful of delicious fruit cocktail of mandarins, pears, lemons, stone fruit and honey. Hints of spice and flinty minerals add to its beauty.
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About Mount Horrocks:

Mount Horrocks Wines is operated by proprietor/winemaker Stephanie Toole, who restricts production to approximately 4,500 cases per year to achieve her aims of quality and single vineyard expression. Mount Horrocks Wines has vineyards at three sites totaling 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 flavors." All grapes are hand picked, and only the finest French oak is used for those wines spending time in barrel.