100% Watervale riesling that doesn't put a foot wrong. The nose displays an unmistakable Clare riesling bouquet of lemon curd, florals with zesty lime and a touch of tangerine. The palate offers that slow-ripened, tight acidity the region does so well, as well as some crisp green apple notes at this stage of its development. This will cellar well over the next decade at least - the only problem is this is just screaming out to be enjoyed with some Thai spiced seafood right away!
Awards and Accolades
95 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "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."
2015 Vintage: TROPHY - Best Exhibition Section Dry Riesling 2015 Vintage, Clare Valley Wine Show 2016
2015 Vintage: 93 Points - 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."
From the Winery
An excellent vintage overall, despite a few early weather and seasonal challenges, developed into a classic Clare Valley ripening pattern with warm dry days and cool nights prevailing over this time. The elevated, naturally retained acidities, tremendous balance and vibrant fruit flavours a hallmark of the vintage.
Don't Pay: $27.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Winemaker: Kevin Mitchell
Drink now until: 2036
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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