Skillogalee and Killikanoon


Getting to Skillogalee and lunch meant a slight bit of backtracking, and since we were there slightly before the time we’d booked I tried some of the range. 

It was enough to suggest a glass of Riesling would go well with lunch. 

From the time we were seated under the olive tree, it was evident why we’d been told lunch at Skillogalee was a must do. A lovely spot. 

The views across the vines were divine, and the food was superb. 

I had half a dozen Coffin Bay oysters from the daily specials (hence the decision to go with a glass of Riesling), and both of us went for pasta with a creamy prawn and pea sauce which couldn’t possibly be faulted.

Back on the road, we headed to Kilikanoon, where I was struck by the contrast between the 2008 ‘Mort’s Block’ Riesling ($21). 

It was another beautiful expression of one of my all-time favourite wine styles and the 2008 ‘Mort’s Reserve’ Riesling ($30) taken from selected rows from the same vineyard. The difference was noticeable. 

I’d be happy to drink the former in any appropriate circumstance while the latter is stunning.

On to Olssens of Watervale

© Ian Hughes 2017