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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Kilikanoon Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 2009
Kilikanoon Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 2009
(search item no. 112878)
screw cap wine
boutique wine
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant in clarity, almost translucent in color with subtle green tints. The nose is intensely focused, with flavors of lemons and limes intermingling beautifully with the cooler vinatge florals and perfumes. It has a powerfully flavored, yet elegantly styled palate, beautifully balanced and sustained by its natural acidity.
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About Kilikanoon:

Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in Cornwall. On purchasing the property in the 1990s, Kevin Mitchell inherited 30 year old Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and Riesling vineyards, many of which were planted by his father, Mort, in the 1960s. Fifteen years on, with the addition of partners Nathan Waks, a principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony, and Bruce Baudinet, Managing Director of Oracle Estates, Kilikanoon is rated by US and Australian critics as one of the Clare Valley's outstanding wineries, producing bracingly intense and long-lived Rieslings, along with powerful, yet balanced, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.