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2015 Mort's Block Riesling

Our Mort's Block Riesling is once again a blend of 100% Watervale Riesling, carefully selected and blended from three unique vineyard sites located only minutes from the Kilikanoon winery.
An excellent vintage overall, despite a few early weather and seasonal challenges, developed into a classic Clare Valley ripening pattern with warm dry days and cool nights prevailing over this time. The elevated, naturally retained acidities, tremendous balance and vibrant fruit flavours a hallmark of the vintage.
Appearance
Brilliant in clarity, pale straw in colour with youthful green tints.
Nose
Intense flavours of lemon curd, floral notes, fresh limes and tangerines awaken the senses.
Palate
An explosive core of bracing acidity, citrus fruits and hints of green apple beautifully combine in a long and expressive palate experience. A wine drinking superbly in its youth, yet will provide further reward with careful cellaring.
Bottled
July 2015
Cellaring
Potential of at least 25 to 30 years.
Pair With
The freshest seafood, scallops with fresh lime and natural oysters.
Alcohol
12.5%

Awards

Award
Trophy
Category
Best Exhibition Section Dry Riesling 2015 Vintage
Event
Clare Valley Wine Show
Year
2016

Accolades

Publication
The Wine Front
Score
93 Points
Wine Review
Lime, light talc-like perfume, almost vanilla florals, and lemon butter. It's light, juicy and racy, delivering a clean burst of flavour, flinty texture, and a dry crunchy lime-drizzled finish of good length. Feels precise. Tastes great.
Wine Writer
Gary Walsh
Publication
Australian Wine Companion, 2017
Score
94 Points
Wine Review
Low-yielding, hand-picked vines from Watervale provide the fruit here and dictate the style you might say. This is Clare Riesling in a stern frame of mind. The bouquet is all about lemon and grapefruit rather than blossom and talc, the palate is austere and minerally. Slatey acidity is the backbone and the lasting impression on the finish. Lock it up in the cellar and hide the key.
Wine Writer
James Halliday
Score
94 Points
Wine Review
Austere and penetrative; pristine lime/white peach flavour, lemony acids.
Wine Writer
Jeremy Oliver
Publication
Wine Enthusiast, USA, 2017
Score
90 Points
Score
90 Points
Wine Writer
Lisa Perrotti Brown
Publication
Natalie Maclean Reviews and Ratings, Canada
Score
92 Points
Wine Writer
Jane Staples
Publication
Wine & Spirits Magazine USA, October Edition, 2017
Score
94 Points / Best Buy
Wine Review
A blend from three blocks on a hillside next to the winery in Watervale, this is an expansive and elegant riesling, dominated by the limestone undergirding of the soil in Watervale. Layers of white grapefruit, pear and apple flavors open over the salt and lime stoniness in a generous, silken richness that lasts. It's a racy and powerful vintage of Mort's Block.
Wine Writer
Joshua Greene
Case (12)
$272.00
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Bottle
$25.00
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"He demonstrates a brilliant touch with Riesling as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The cuvees produced under the 'Killerman's Run' label all represent terrific bargains"

 

Robert Parker Jr

Contact

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Fax: +61 8 8843 4246

cellardoor@kilikanoon.com.au 


Winery

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