2009 Kilikanoon "Mort's Block" Riesling Watervale Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)
A fragrant and flowery bouquet leads into an elegant and fine palate, with flavours of lime, lemon and green apple neatly tied together with crisp acidity. Screwcap.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The winery has always excelled with Riesling from the Clare Valley. The 2009 Mort’s Block Riesling is light straw-colored with a splendid nose of mineral, spring flowers, lemon-lime and other citrus aromas that jump from the glass. Just off-dry (1.4g/L RS), it is reminiscent of a high quality Mosel Kabinett. It will evolve for 5-6 years and drink well through 2021.
Wine & Spirits
2009 Clare Valley Mort's Block Watervale Riesling This Watervale riesling has a richness of texture, along with complex scents of orange blossom, lime, lemongrass and honey. The flavors come in layers across the palate, clean and mouthwatering.
Tight, bright and refreshing for its lime-scented apple and floral flavors that don't quit on the zingy finish. Drink now through 2019. 500 cases imported. –HS
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, green-tinged yellow. Lively aromas of lemon zest, mint and chalk are complemented by white pepper and quinine. Dusty, sharply focused citrus and herb flavors gain sweetness in the mid-palate, showing deeper tangerine and pear nuances. The brisk finish features a strong echo of spicy herbs. I find this extremely easy to drink.
Pronounced, expressive floral and petrol aromatics. Dry but honeyed and with a lime marmalade finish. Very moreish. Lovely toasty finish. 17/20 points.