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Grosset - 'Polish Hill' Clare Valley Riesling 2019

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Clare Valley
  • Wine Maker: Jeff Grosset and Brent Treloar
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 94+ (2015) VS: 94 (2016) JR: 18+ (2017) WS: 91 (2017) JS: 95 (2016) WE: 94 (2017) JH: 98 (2017) JG: 94 (2013) WF: 95+ (2017)

Wine tasting notes

The 2019 has floral aromas of violets, lavender and lime blossom. The palate is powerful, with intense flavours of lime juice and a tight, linear structure. There are hints of schist and a crisp acidity on the long finish.

Winery Information

Grosset

Jeffrey Grosset has been making some of Australia?s best Riesling for the last 30 years. He established his winery in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn, Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide and the 2010 release is his 30th vintage. The winery is stylish and functional and reflects the attention to detail that extends to the Grosset estate-owned vineyards and winemaking. He hand picks and is meticulous not only in his selection but also in the way he treats the grapes once they.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)94+ pts

June 2016- Lisa Perrotti-Brown. The coy, youthfully mute 2015 Riesling Polish Hill has a mineral and wet pebble laced nose over notes of lime leaves, yuzu and green mango. The dry, light-bodied palate is positively charged with electric citrus fruit that carries straight through the very, very long finish. It really needs 4-5 years in bottle before it enters its drinking window.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2016)94 pts

Brilliant straw. Intensely perfumed, mineral-accented citrus fruits and white flowers on the incisive nose. Stains the palate with vibrant lime, green apple and quince flavors that slowly open up and acquire a hint of fennel with aeration. Concentrated yet strikingly lithe, displaying outstanding finishing clarity, mineral lift and drive. This consistently outstanding Riesling, which I count among Australia's handful of top white wines (or wines of any color, actually), is always a great cellar candidate.

JancisRobinson.com (2017)18+ pts

More restrained and stony on the nose than the Springvale with a lightly chalky aroma entwined with the delicate citrus. On the palate, tightly wound, bone dry, super-crisp and mouth-watering and with wonderful precision. The lemon fruit is more evident on the aftertaste than on the mid palate, but the overall impression is a wine that needs time to develop complexity even though the balance is perfect now. Very long, with a stony grip on the finish. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2017)91 pts

Impressive for the precision, with ruby grapefruit, Fuji apple, pear and green tea notes that are powerful and harmonious. Sleek acidity keeps everything fresh.

James Suckling (2016)95 pts

There's a lot to enjoy in this richly fruited, powerfully structured riesling. Peach, lime and slate on the nose, mouthwatering concentrated lime citrus on the palate, and terrific detail and length. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2017)94 pts

Cellar Selection - From one of Australia's most lauded Riesling producers, this wine is from the cool, later-ripening 2017 vintage which seems to be a triumph for the region and variety. The delicate nose chimes with the echoes of lime blossoms, peach skins, lavender, talcum powder and a touch of honey (despite being bone dry on the palate). Bright, twinkly acidity is balanced by a slippery yet linear texture and a long, stoney finish. Drink now–2038.

James Halliday (2017)98 pts

This is a ravishing riesling of the highest order, X-factor multiplied. Throw up any part (flesh, juice, skin, pith) of lime or lemons of any kind, add ethereal acidity and marvel at the elegance and length of the palate. Jeffrey Grosset is the undisputed king of the Clare Valley

Jamie Goode (2013)94 pts

Very fine and fresh; limey and precise. There’s a bit of grapefruit, too. Lean, fresh, dry and so mineral this has lovely weight. Lively, bright and with great acidity, it avoids being austere. Less showy than the Springvale, but with more substance and mineral depth, and a bit more concentration.

Wine Front (2017)95+ pts

Intensely aromatic, floral and citrusy, so fragrant, like a posy of flowers or pot pourri. Wonderful. Quite surprisingly delicate in the palate, sure, there’s stacks of inward intensity, the finest yet firmest thread of acid through the core of citrus juice, minerals and green apple crunch. Pretty darn impressive here. Watch it fly.

Vinification Notes

The organic grapes were hand harvested and delivered promptly to the winery in small parcels, where they were crushed and destemmed. The fruit was then gently pressed and the free run juice was inoculated with neutral yeasts to preserve the natural expression of the vineyard in the final wine. Fermentation lasted two weeks and took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in separate batches according to clone and vine age before blending and bottling.