2015 Killerman's Run Riesling - Back Vintage

Kilikanoon Wines


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.

  • Winemaking

    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.


    Pale straw in colour with youthful green tints and a brilliant clarity.


    Concentrated notes of grapefruit, apple blossom and limes unfurl on the nose.


    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 finish.

  • Australian Wine Companion, 2017

    • 94 Points
    • 2016
    • James Halliday
    • 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 Spectator, USA

    • 92 Points
    • 2017
    • 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.

    International Wine Challenge

    • Silver Medal
    • 2016

    Clare Valley Wine Show

    • Silver Medal
    • 2016

    International Wine and Spirits Competition, UK

    • Silver Medal
    • 2016
    • ALC/VOL: 12.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Riesling
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least 12 - 15 years
2015 Killerman's Run Riesling - Back Vintage