I have only tried a few New World rieslings, so when Edward was talking about an Aussie riesling I asked for a few recommendations. Of the four Oz rieslings on the local liquor monopoly website, the Kilikanoon was his recommendation.
The 2004 Kilikanoon Watervale Riesling Mort's Block comes from Australia's Clare Valley. Shiny pale gold in the glass, the nose was more petrol and minerals than I recall with other New World rieslings, also showing attractive notes of white flowers, lime, white grapefruit and honey. On the palate it was crisp, elegant and refreshing with a minerally/steely focus. The best New World riesling I have ever had, and perhaps amongst the best rieslings I have ever had. A great match for a mixed selection of sushi and sashimi. Thanks Ed!
screw top. 12% alcohol
Price: C$24.70 (SAQ)