Grosset Wines philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The organically managed vineyards are hand tended, and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. With dedication, discipline and the application of knowledge garnered through decades of experience, the result is the finest expression of variety and place.
The significantly later harvest has produced an extraordinary ‘Polish Hill’. Voluminous floral aromatics, with hints of talc and lavender, produce an exuberant youthfulness that gives vitality to a palate fleshed out by concentrated lime juice. The tight structure is there without the steeliness; controlled power, intensity and that characteristic ultra-dry character that thrills on the finish.
The most sublime Polish Hills are breathtakingly gorgeous in their youth, and 2012 is the equal of the finest. Then it goes further. I cannot recall an Australian riesling of such refined poise, utter calm, magnificent concentration and devastating purity. Glorious white lilies and granny smith apple blossom glide through a bouquet of focused lime fruit and perfectly ripe lemons. The flow of fruit precision on the palate is an epiphany, every bit as hauntingly perfumed as the bouquet. Polish Hill slate surges in a cascade of mineral texture of profound depth and presence, rippling onward with unrelenting perseverance. Grosset Polish Hill 2012 is every bit worthy of the highest score I have awarded any Australian riesling – and, for that matter, any wine under $50. Don’t miss this crucial chapter in Australian riesling history. Rating: 98 Points; Tyson Stelzer
Light straw-green; there is a purity to the bouquet that sets it apart from almost all other '12 rieslings, a purity echoed in the faultless balance of the palate, taut lime and mineral driving through on the finish and lingering aftertaste. Great now, greater still in another decade; attention to detail is in Jeffrey Grosset's DNA. Drink to: 2032; Date Tasted: Aug 2012; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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