Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2011

Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia

Item No. 122806
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH94
  • W&S92
  • WS90
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:
  • 2013
  • JH94
  • RP92
  • ST91

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.

Critical Acclaim

"A fragrant and expressive bouquet, with pure fresh lime juice and bath talc; taut and racy on entry, with a generous core of sweet fruit to balance out the acidity; long and fine."
94 Points

"This grows on 40-year-old vines planted by winemaker Kevin Mitchell's father, Mort. The Leasingham site, on limestone subsoil, produces a riesling layered with floral scents, earthy rye, lime pith and pulp along with something spicy. It's supple while sustaining a beam of youthful acidity, needing several years of bottle age to mellow."
92 Points

"Crisp, like biting into a fresh Asian pear, hinting at apricot as the dry finish persists nicely."
90 Points

"Sliced melon and pear character follows through to a medium body, with some grape skin and lots of citrusy acidity. Flinty. More relaxed than the reserve."
90 Points

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del915 - Boston, MA (read all my reviews)

Style: Light & Crisp
Delicious everyday wine. Light citrus flavors with floral scent.
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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 Clare Valley

Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...

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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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