Kilikanoon `Mort's Block` Riesling 2012 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley.

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RRP $22

$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case
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Overview

Mort’s Block. Mort Mitchell is Kilikanoon’s godfather and founder and winemaker, Kevin Mitchell’s father. Mort planted the vines which bear his name in the early 1970’s and tended them for over forty years.

The 2012 vintage in the Clare Valley was a return to the classic growing seasons of old; cool conditions, slow ripening and no disease, perfectly designed to create fine, long ageing Rieslings, made for the cellar.

The unique vineyard terroir and regional elevation of the Mort’s Block vineyard has captured the essence of the vintage.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

It is exceedingly rare for any wine at this price to exemplify such pristine, crystalline structure, seamless line and undeterred persistence. When the wines of the double-blind tasting were unveiled, I assumed this must be the (significantly higher priced) Mort’s Reserve Riesling, not the entry model that you can snare for just $16 (Edinburgh Cellars). This is a brilliantly mineral wine of pure precision of crunchy granny smith apple, understated lime juice and gorgeous nuances of apple blossom. Its undercurrent of chalky minerality screams of Watervale.

Rating 95 - Drink 2012 - 2014 or 2017 -2027 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly (SEP/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant in clarity, pale straw in colour with youthful green tints.

Aroma

Intense aromas of fresh limes, floral notes and garden perfumes penetrate the nose.

Palate

Generously flavoured the flavours of limes, lemons and citrus carry over seamlessly from the nose. A wine made to either drink now or to put down for many years to enjoy with careful bottle maturation, its core of natural acidity providing terrific balance, great palate length and satisfaction.

Cellaring Potential

At least 20 years

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Kilikanoon Wines is a boutique winery with an international reputation, located in the heart of South Australia’s stunning Clare Valley. Since 1997 and his first Clare Valley vintage, founder and winemaker Kevin Mitchell has produced wines of individuality with strong regional and varietal definition. Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and now Hermitage terroir is all important, especially for their Shiraz, Riesling, Grenache and Cabernet single varietals.

Like many Australia winemakers Kevin Mitchell is highly trained in both the scientific and artistic sides of winemaking. He also comes from a long tradition of grape growing in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, where grapes have been grown and wine made since the 1850s.

The first Kilikanoon release was in 1998, with 1997 vintage Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and two 1998 Rieslings. Since that time Kevin has continually refined his skills and has produced a wide portfolio of Kilikanoon wines from some of Australia’s finest terroir.

Kilikanoon’s philosophy is to make the best wines from the best grapes, no matter where they are, so recently we went to France! We make wine in two regions- the Loire Valley and the Rhône Valley.

In late 2007 Kilikanoon, along with partners Janet Holmes à Court and Greg and Kerrie Paramor acquired Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most revered and historic wineries, established in 1851 and the home to one of the world’s finest collections of barrel-aged fortified wines, including the unique unbroken collection of Vintage dated 100 year old Para Tawny (port) dating back to 1878, when the first wines were laid down, not to be bottled for 100 years.They are delighted to celebrate our first decade. The next looks to be just as exciting.

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