Grosset Wines Clare Valley
Jeffrey Grosset is an Australian superstar and deserves to be as well-known as the country’s many sporting greats (in some circles he is). Outstanding Riesling, Chardonnay and Gaia Bordeaux blend all show pristine fruit, wonderful symmetry and excellent concentration and have proven ageability. There are now three Rieslings. First, the fine, intense floral and lime Springvale Watervale (now made from 100% own fruit) is made in greater quantity though there is still not much of it; Polish Hill is tighter and characterised by minerals; starting out austere, it particularly benefits from ageing. Both deserve 5 years or more. New from the 2010 vintage is the Off-Dry Riesling. Like the Rieslings and Chardonnay, a pure understated Sémillon/Sauvignon blend is one of the best Australian examples of its type. Drink young or with 5 years or more. The compelling Gaia, 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance from Cabernet Franc and Merlot, impresses for its style, complexity and depth. It makes a stark contrast to some of the overoaked, alcoholic monsters made by others. Grosset produces a little Pinot Noir from two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. It is increasingly refined with a velvety texture and good detail and dimension. All the wines are made in relatively small quantities and are reasonably priced for the quality.
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