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2016 Killerman's Run Riesling

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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.

Carrying a small amount of natural grape sugar to provide some roundness and generosity, our Killerman's Run Riesling has been crafted through careful fruit selection and traditional winemaking techniques.

The 2016 growing season experienced a very dry Spring through until early January. Just when growers were starting to panic, substantial rains fell in mid January and again in February and early March. The weather took on a very autumnal feel from late January on, with the consistently warm days and cool nights slowing things down and allowing fruit to be harvested at peak ripeness and condition, perfect for natural acid retention and flavour accumulation.

Appearance
Pale straw in colour with subtle green tints with brilliant clarity and appearance.
Nose
The aromas of fresh limes, lemon zest and hints of green apples burst onto the nose.
Palate
Instantly recogniseable as a classic Clare Riesling, the palate is brimming full of limes, green apples, lemon curd and natural linear acidity. The perfect balance of length, flavour and texture that will reward those with even more complexity if allowed to cellar further.
Cellaring
Potential of at least 10 - 12 years.
Alcohol
12.5% v/v

Awards

Award
Silver Medal
Event
Clare Valley Wine Show
Year
2016

Accolades

Publication
jamessuckling.com
Score
90 Points
Wine Review
A rich and approachable style with apple and lime and gentle spice aromas. The palate has sweetly ripe lime and apple fruit. Plenty to offer. Drink now.
Wine Writer
James Suckling & Nick Stock
Publication
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2018
Score
94 Points, Special Value
Wine Review
Very fresh and lively in the mouth following a bouquet with flowery notes and a hint of spice; lemon sherbet flavours fit neatly into its elegant palate.
Wine Writer
James Halliday
Case (12)
$218.00
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Bottle
$20.00
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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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