Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling 2019

100% Watervale fruit. Made by Kevin Mitchell. The Kilikanoon website still has the 2018 for sale, but the trade sticker states that it will be priced the same. I still shake my head at the value of Riesling in Australia. Note, the bottle image is of 2016 but nought other changes.

Kilikanoon, Mort’s Block, Riesling, Clare Valley, 2019

I could almost have phoned this one in, such is the typicity of the wine.
Lemon and lime flesh? Tick. Light kiss of rosewater and blossom? Yup. Wet stone “minerality?” Also tick.  Initial fruit generosity then drawing steel fist tight with piercing acidity and slightly chalky mouthfeel through a long finish?  You got it.

RRP: $25
Alc: 12.5%
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Kilikanoon

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