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Grosset - Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Clare Valley
  • Wine Maker: Jeffrey Grosset
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2018
Duty/Vat Paid
JH: 97 (2016) WF: 92+ (2015) Misc: 93 Stars (2010) Misc: 93 Stars (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Only 500 dozen produced. The 2010 Grosset Pinot Noir shows some restraint on the nose, with gentle macerated red cherry and mulberry aromatics, brambley, black cherry and juicy redcurrant flavours, seductive silky texture, tight structure and a savoury finish that lingers. It is fine, focused and delicate with good weight and strong varietal character. While appealing drinking at present, it will open up more with short term cellaring when it will appear more ethereal, fleshier, more seductive and more complex.

Winery Information


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

James Halliday (2016)97 pts

This is all about the opening of the peacock’s tail on the finish and aftertaste. The star-bright crimson colour semaphores that there’s a lot to come, yet the bouquet is holding its cards close to its chest. The palate lets it all hang out as a swathe of small red fruits and savoury whole-bunch components contest bragging rights, ultimately having to sign a truce after the glorious finish and aftertaste. 

Wine Front (2015)92+ pts

Only 200 dozen produced. This is a reticent pinot noir. Cards close to its chest kind of thing. It’s smoky and reductive with dry spice notes littered through, all set on a bed of macerated cherry fruit. It just seems muted and a little closed for now; it seems like it’s keeping its best for later. Composure and poise are strong points. No lack of flavour in a varietal context either.

Miscellaneous (2010)93 stars - "Semi translucent dark crimson red colour with crimson mauve hue. On the nose dark cherry and violet top notes are followed by some dark plum, lightly toasted oak and spice. Light to medium weight the palate possesses a good power wave of flavour with dark cherries, plum and spice present followed by some dried meat and spicy cedar on the back palate. Fine grained, slightly dryish tannins. Medium to long aftertaste of dark cherry, spice and dried meats.Cellar 4-5 years (2016-2017)."

Miscellaneous (2010)93 stars

Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide - "The 2010 Grosset pinot is quite an elemental wine, with bright-red and dark cherry fruit aromas, some forest bracken and light toasty oak – looks fresh and poised. The palate has supple and even tannins and ripe cherry flavour, and toasty, spicy oak chimes in through the finish. Good length and balance here. "

Vinification Notes

The grapes were hand picked, then crushed and de-stemmed. 30-40% were whole punch fermented. Temperature controlled fermentation lasted over 7-8 days and finished in French oak barriques. The wine was aged for 12 months in oak, of which 40-45% was new. Wine was bottled without fining and aged for further one year before release.