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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2011
Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2011
(search item no. 122806)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $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
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
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant in clarity, pale straw in color with youthful green tints. Lemons and citrus flavors predominate the signature nose, superbly enhanced by floral notes and perfumes. Generously flavored - the flavors of limes, lemons and citrus carry over seamlessly from the nose. A wine made to either drink now or to put down for many years to enjoy with careful bottle maturation, its core of natural acidity providing terrific balance, great palate length and satisfaction.
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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.