Showcasing the most distinguished of Kilikanoon's terroir, and produced only during the finest of vintages, Mort's Reserve Riesling is a symphony of texture and complexity, exhibiting the unique and unequivocal essence of Kilikanoon.
The 2014 vintage really turned it on when it counted the most, with warm, late summer days and very cool nights being the prevailing order of things as the harvest approached. This textbook finish to the season, being perfect conditions in creating Classic Clare Valley Rieslings of vibrant acidity, intense flavour profiles and long ageing potential.
Only from the finest vintages in the Clare Valley do we produce a Duke Reserve Grenache. 2012 provided that opportunity; the perfectly slow ripened fruit, intense flavours and aromatics, fine grained tannins, all beautifully matched to a blend of new and seasoned French oak casks to quietly build texture and complexity within.
With the exception of the 2011 vintage, each year since 1997 we have released the iconic Oracle Shiraz. Crafted from old vine fruit grown along the golden hillside in Leasingham, it continues to display the opulence, regional character and varietal power the valley is so renown for.
NEW VARIETAL RELEASE
Our strong interest and respect for southern Rhone varietal's continues at Kilikanoon, with the release of our first straight Mataro. Often called by its French name, Mourvedre (we prefer the local Australian moniker), Mataro has been used by Kilikanoon since 2002, its terrific length and flavour profile instrumental in many fine GSM blends. As a single varietal, Mataro tends to be quite tarry and spicy by design, its firm yet gentle tannins are a vital piece of its personality.
Low yielding fruit from two vineyards, (one positioned in the warmer Leasingham district and the other at our cellar door in the cooler, more elevated Skillogalee
Our Crowhurst Shiraz reflects the very pinnacle of our Barossa Valley portfolio and is created from small parcels of hand picked fruit, exclusively selected from our Crowhurst Vineyard in Greenock.
Only released in years of exceptional quality, our reserve quality Miracle Hill Shiraz, is sourced from a single 43 year old vineyard planted in the foothills east of the McLaren Vale township. The wines dynamic structure, intensity of flavour and cellaring potential all hallmarks of the quality of the 2012 vintage, one of the most impressive for well over a decade.
Sealed with a cork closure. Presented in a Timber Box upon request.
"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
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