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Kilikanoon Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 2007

Kilikanoon Mort's Block Reserve Riesling 2007

Riesling from Australia

Price: $32.99
Item No. 98470
  • W&S93
  • RP91
  • JH91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • RP92
  • ST92
  • W&S92

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
93 Points

"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. "
91 Points

"Opens quietly on the bouquet, then progressively builds through the length of the palate and finish, with strong citrus and punchy acidity."
91 Points

Learn About Kilikanoon Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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