Woodvale’s flagship Riesling and created in a true Reserve style, the Khileyre is named after Kathleen’s family property. Bone dry, with its searing acid contribution, the nose and palate are all Watervale ; lemon curd, floral notes, stone fruit and now after three additional years in bottle, some subtle toasty characters, citrus rind and marmalade notes further enhancing its complexity. A cellaring potential of another 20 years. Available only in very limited quantities.
Awards and accolades
Huon Hooke | September 2016 | 4 stars, 91 points
Palish straw colour, restrained and under-developed. The bouquet is likewise backward, with savoury, dried wildflower aromas, the palate delicate and refined, dry and almost austere with savouriness and length. It's still very young and needs time. It will be worth waiting for.
Tony Love, The Advertiser | July 2017
A top-range Woodvale Khileyre 2015 Riesling is a best cuvee of the season from both the above sources and another vineyard.
Philip White - WINE | May 2018
Woodvale The Khileyre Clare Valley Riesling 2015 is Watervale wound round closer to 11. It’s so compact and compressed it even seems peppery, which leads me to that cress. (Some of the most peppery cress I know is in Moondah Brook, but that’s in the sandhills of Gin Gin, way north of Perth, dammit.) In the savouring/mouthly/swallowing sector, however, it seems to relax enough to make me feel like I could call this a day and head straight to the royal cot, fully sated.