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Date Printed: 11/29/2014
Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2008
Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2008
(search item no. 100194)
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

One of the cornerstones of Kilikanoon's portfolio, the Mort's Block Riesling showcases the unique flavors and characters so unique to the Watervale sub region of the Clare Valley.

This single vineyard wine, produced from low yielding fruit from forty year old Riesling vines from the Mort's Block Vineyard, is pale straw in color with brilliant clarity and youthful greens tints.

Intensely varietal, exhibiting ripe citrus, limes and floral notes

A long and full flavored palate balanced beautifully by crisp 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.