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2016 Mort's Block Watervale Riesling


Our Mort's Block Riesling is once again a blend of 100% Watervale Riesling, carefully selected and blended from three unique vineyard sites located only minutes from the Kilikanoon winery.

  • Winemaking

    Made as a blend of three higher altitude Watervale sites, all fruit was hand picked and sorted with only free run juice used for the final cuvee.

    Appearance

    Pale straw in appearance with brilliant clarity and youthful green tints.

    Nose

    Lifted floral notes and intense citrus flavours are a highlight of the nose, well supported by lemon curd and fresh limes.

    Palate

    The cooler nature of the vintage has resulted in an intensely flavoured and tightly wound Riesling style, with bracing natural acidity beautifully harmonising the juicier lime and citrus flavours of the variety. Its long and persistent finish the perfect indication that this vintage will be one to reward with further cellaring time to increase its complexity and appeal.

  • Canberra International Riesling Challenge

    • Gold Medal
    • 2017

    James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2018

    • 95 Points, Special Value
    • 2017
    • James Halliday
    • Like all Kilikanoon's Rieslings, no frills to the vinification, just attention to detail. Incongruously, it is a blend of three vineyards. The bouquet owes as much to minerally notes as to citrus fruit, and the palate duly brings structure and length for the lemon/lime flavours and firm finish.

    Wine & Spirits Magazine USA, October Edition

    • 93 Points
    • 2017
    • A year from now, this wine will likely overtake the 2015, once it sheds its youthful fermentation aromas and builds on the powerful lime explosion that stands in for its fruit. Put on your pith helmet if you open this now; shake it for a few minutes in a decanter and you might get to the clean, fresh, bright and juicy side of the wine. Cellar it for another seven to eight years and the citrus fruit will begin to mass around the mineral acidity, becoming a compellingly rich, complex white.

    Jeremy Oliver

    • 92 Points
    • Young and lean, this searingly intense and taut riesling reveals a penetrative fragrance of lime juice, mineral and lemon zest. Its long and chalky, and just needs time to flesh out.

    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    • 91+ Points
    • 2017
    • Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    • Opening with youthfully subdued peach, lime cordial and jasmine notes with nuances of allspice and baking bread, the 2016 Morts Block Watervale Riesling fills the palate with plenty of crisp, intense lemon/lime and savory flavors, finishing refreshingly dry and minerally.
    • ALC/VOL: 12.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Riesling
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least at least 20 years



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