Bright pale yellow gold. Pretty, fragrant floral perfumes with a citrus line and underlying vanilla and quince. Puzzlingly delicate yet intense, this is a fruit bomb of flavour in all the good ways. Punchy ripe lime with essence of orange marmalade, and lively acidity bracing the mineral, nectarine and juicy palate.
Incredibly sweet, yet fresh and lively with a delicious zing to the tail. A stand-alone dessert in itself or perfect partner to fruit-based desserts, especially citrus flavours.
19/20 Points - King of Australiaâ€™s sweet Rieslings, it oozes with ginger, marmalade and rhubarb. Immensely complex, with penetrating acidity and persistence.
96 Points Tyson Tselzer - This wine is an institution even in an ordinary vintage. But when the vintage sings, it really hits the high notes. Oozing ginger, marmalade, dried fruits and rhubarb flavours, this is immensely complex, carried by a finely structured acidity and perfectly poised persistence.
FINANCIAL REVIEW By Tim White Must Haves 2009 - 94-95 Points -
Young Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut late-picked sweeties can be deceptively simple. Always intense and nearly always perfectly balanced, without botrytis they need a few years for their complex best. Pure and lime pulp sweet-smelling; bitter pith too; wet rocks. Lovely pure palate: super intense and mouth-watering acidity balances sweet, concentrated lime-pith fruit. Intense peel, really quite lip-smacking and mouth-sucking. Needs five years. Perfect tension between fruit, acidity, and sugar.
Pale gold. An intense, kaleidoscopic bouquet of pear nectar, candied lime, ginger, orange zest and white flowers, with a strong mineral underpinning. Remarkably pure and refreshing for a late-harvest wine, offering intense candied citrus, orchard fruit and floral flavors, with notes of honey and chamomile adding complexity. Juicy acidity cuts through the intensely sweet, nectar-like fruit on the finish, adding vibrancy and lift. This wine's balanced and precise blend of honeyed richness and citrussy vivacity is very alluring. I can't think of a cheese that this wouldn't complement with ease. 95 points Josh Raynolds