Kilikanoon Morts Block Riesling 2016 ~ Clare Valley, Australia
The current vintage is yet to be rated , the previous vintage scored very well.
94/100 James Halliday
93/100 The Wine Front
91/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver, 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards
Trophy, Clare Valley Wine Show, Best Exhibition Section Dry Riesling 2015 Vintage
James Halliday 5 Red Star Vineyard
2013 Winery of the Year ~ James Halliday ~ Australian Wine Companion
2014 Winemaker of the Year ~ Clare Valley Hall of Fame
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Lime, light talc-like perfume, almost vanilla florals, and lemon butter. It's light, juicy and racy, delivering a clean burst of flavour, flinty texture, and a dry crunchy lime-drizzled finish of good length. Feels precise. Tastes great."
James Halliday "Low-yielding, hand-picked vines from Watervale provide the fruit here and dictate the style you might say. This is Clare Riesling in a stern frame of mind. The bouquet is all about lemon and grapefruit rather than blossom and talc, the palate is austere and minerally. Slatey acidity is the backbone and the lasting impression on the finish."
Kilikanoon is recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. From humble beginnings in 1997 with just 25,000 bottles produced from the first vintage, Kilikanoon has grown significantly, now exporting to over 25 countries.
The 2002 Clare Valley Wine Show chaired by prominent Australian wine writer and judge, Huon Hooke, propelled Kilikanoon into the spotlight, winning 6 of the 7 trophies awarded.