2012 Mort's Reserve Watervale Riesling - Aged Release

This Mort’s Reserve has been held back for further bottle age and is now drinking perfectly. The 2012 has an impressive list of awards and is now further aged for a wonderful drinking experience.

Released as our finest Riesling cuveé of the vintage, the Mort’s Reserve was chosen from a single block on our famed Mort’s Block vineyard. Planted in 1970, it’s red loamy topsoil over the much deeper limestone base and east – west orientated rows are the perfect ingredients from which to craft this wine.

  • Winemaking

    A classic Clare Valley vintage in every way; slow ripening conditions, no disease pressure, warm days and cool nights were typically experienced across the region. Our 2012 Mort’s Reserve Riesling is a pure expression of elevated single site terroir from our Khileyre vineyard.

    Watervale soils are typified by fertile red brown loams overlying limestone sub layers; soil profiles that lend themselves to growing Riesling of exceptional distinction and character. All fruit was hand harvested during late February and early March, typically yielding around the 5.0 – 6.0 tonnes per hectare.

    Showcasing the most distinguished of Kilikanoon’s terroir, Mort’s Reserve Riesling is a symphony of texture and complexity. We use only hand harvested fruit and free run juice, before a long and cool ferment; crafting the unequivocal essence of Kilikanoon.


    Brilliant in Clarity, almost transparent in colour with subtle green tints.


    Floral notes and citrus essence flood the nose, beautifully extroverted and yet sublimely focused and restrained.


    A true reserve styled palate experience, the piercing flavours of fresh citrus lime and lemon zest, beautifully balanced and enhanced by the racy,natural acidity.

  • Jeremy Oliver Australian Wine Annual

    • 96 Points
    • 2013

    Wine Enthusiast, Advanced Buying Guide, March 2015, USA

    • 91 Points
    • 2015

    Wine and Spirits, February 2014, USA

    • 92 Points
    • 2014

    James Halliday Wine Companion 2014

    • 95 Points
    • 2013

    International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug (Josh Raynolds) 2013, USA

    • 92 Points
    • 2013

    Wine Advocate #205 March (Lisa Perrotti-Brown) 2013, USA

    • 93+ Points
    • 2013

    The SMH/Age Good Wine Guide 2013

    • Best Riesling
    • 2012

    Good Wine Guide, rated by Nick Stock

    • 96 Points
    • 2012
    • ALC/VOL: 12.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Riesling
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least 25 years

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