Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse – Consistently outstanding | 98pts

Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse

Consistently outstanding | 98pts

Thorne & Daughters’ Rocking Horse 2023 offers immense value, especially considering the price of other signature blends. The wine is a multi-variety blend produced from heritage vineyards and takes its aesthetic from white Burgundy rather than the Rhône. Continuing its stellar performance for more than a decade now, the latest Rocking Horse release is ‘a wine of pin-point accuracy’, according to Christian Eedes. The 98-point 2023 is a ‘triumph’ of concentrated fruit balanced by delicate florals, with a detailed palate and a long, savoury finish.

Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse – Consistently outstanding | 98pts

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These thrilling releases are full of character!

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