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2015 Killerman's Run Riesling

Mr Killerman, as a young Mort Mitchell called him, lived alone in a humble tin shed in the hills behind the Kilikanoon Cellar Door. Entirely self-sufficient, he grew his own fruit and vegetables and roamed the valley for his meals with rabbits being his favourite gourmet treat.

Mort grew to know and respect this man of the bush, learning the secrets of the land and how to become one with the environment. The Killerman's Run range of approachable wines showcases the distinguished and varied terroir of the Clare Valley and the Kilikanoon philosophy of uncompromised quality and consistency.

Our Killerman's Run Riesling has been crafted through careful fruit selection, traditional winemaking techniques, sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal.

The 2015 was overall an excellent vintage. A very dry spring was broken by soaking rains in early January that put the vintage back on track. Cool conditions for the most part of February finished things off well allowing the Riesling parcels to all retain vibrant fruit freshness and racy natural acidities.

Appearance
Pale straw in colour with youthful green tints and a brilliant clarity.
Nose
Concentrated notes of grapefruit, apple blossom and limes unfurl on the nose.
Palate
Initial lime juice, zippy acidity and green apples boldly combine on the palate, nicely supported with a hint of naturally retained sweetness to further complete its lingering fi nish.
Bottled
July 2015
Cellaring
Potential of at least 12 - 15 years.
Pair With
Grilled Whiting and chunky chips or delicately spiced Thai food.
Alcohol
12.5%

Awards

Award
Silver Medal
Event
International Wine Challenge
Year
2016
Award
Silver Medal
Event
Clare Valley Wine Show
Year
2016
Award
Silver Medal
Event
International Wine & Spirits Competition, UK
Year
2016

Accolades

Publication
Wine Spectator, USA, 2017
Score
92 Points
Wine Review
Intense, a succulent mix of peach, lime and lanolin notes. Hints of white flowers and a drizzle of honey add richness without getting in the way of the vibrant acidity.
Publication
Australian Wine Companion, 2017
Score
94 Points
Wine Review
From several high quality vineyards across the Clare Valley. Its bouquet is good, but it's the palate that gets all the antennae waging with its ravishing lemon/lime citrus fruit curling through the long finish.
Wine Writer
James Halliday
Case (12)
$216.00
$0.00
+ -
Bottle
$20.00
$0.00
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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

 Cellar Door

Tel: +61 8 8843 4206

Fax: +61 8 8843 4246

cellardoor@kilikanoon.com.au 


Winery

PO Box 205, Auburn, SA 5451

admin@kilikanoon.com.au

Tel: +61 8 8849 2356

Fax: +61 8 8849 2056

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