Brilliant in clarity, almost translucent in color with subtle green tints. Intense citrus and lime flavors predominate the aroma and palate, and complemented by the cleansing natural acidity, provides a long rewarding flavor experience.
A hand crafted wine made in very limited quantities, the Mort's Reserve is a unique blend of the best Riesling parcels from the Mort's Block and Khileyre vineyards. Cellaring potential at least twenty five years.
"From two vineyards in Watervale, including 40-year old vines planted by winemaker Kevin Mitchell’s father, this is a precisely made, powerfully flavored and completely dry Riesling. There’s an earthy tension underlying the lime and green apple flavors, with concentrated intensity hinting a citrus marmalade, a character the wine will develop with age. Cellar it, or decant a bottle now for seafood chowder."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2007 Riesling "Mort’s Reserve" is medium straw-colored with a bouquet of mineral, spring flowers, honeysuckle, and citrus. Made in a racy style, this crisp, intense Riesling will evolve for 6-8 years but can be enjoyed now. It is a perfect match for oysters on the half-shell.
The Wine Advocate
"Opens quietly on the bouquet, then progressively builds through the length of the palate and finish, with strong citrus and punchy acidity."
Australian Wine Companion