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Review: 2012 Kilikanoon Riesling

By Duane Pemberton
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Even though Australia is primarily known for its outstanding Shiraz, it’s also home to some very good white wines as well – like this 2012 Riesling from Kilikanoon. It’s dry, finishes very well and for sure plays along very well with various kinds of food.

Technical Data: 

  • Residual Sugar: 1.8g/L – dry
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Price: $20 (AUS)

On the nose: Green apple, mango, blood orange, grapefruit, pear and white peaches.

On the palate: Beautiful acidity going on here with notes of stone fruit, green apple and citrus which linger on in a superbly clean finish. A world-class Riesling but is a bit pricey for one from Australia – I think in the USA market it may have a tough time competing with the likes of Rieslings from Washington such as Poet’s Leap or Eroica. 

W.E.P. Rating: 95%