2007 Kilikanoon "Mort's Reserve" Riesling Watervale Clare Valley South Australia (Previously $25)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light gold-straw color. Impressively complex nose displays vivid lime, flowers, minerals and succulent herbs. Racy and precise but concentrated, with powerful, finely etched citrus and honeysuckle flavors underscored by chalky minerality and given lift by jangling acidity. Really stains the palate, finishing with excellent nervy cut and precision. I'd love to check this out with another five or so years under its belt.
Opens quietly on the bouquet, then progressively builds through the length of the palate and finish, with strong citrus and punchy acidity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Riesling “Mort’s Reserve” is medium straw-colored with a bouquet of mineral, spring flowers, honeysuckle, and citrus. Made in a racy style, this crisp, intense Riesling will evolve for 6-8 years but can be enjoyed now. It is a perfect match for oysters on the half-shell.
Steely dry, with mouthwatering acidity to complement the citrusy apple and nutmeg aromas and flavors, finishing with vivid intensity. Needs time to open up a bit. Best from 2009 through 2015.