Grosset "Gaia" Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2016 ~ (Organic) Clare Valley, South Australia
98/100 James Halliday
95/100 Mike Bennie
95/100 Jeremy Oliver
97/100 Tyson Stelzer (2014 Vintage)
95/100 The Wine Front (2014 Vintage)
97/100 - Top Cabernet Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023
“Halliday Wine Companion - Australian Winery of the Year 2022 & 2023 - Shortlisted. Ranked Top 8”.
Decanter Magazine ~ The World’s Top 10 White Winemakers #6 Jeffrey Grosset
Tyson Stelzer’s Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year 2015 ~ Top 20 Wines of the Year Under $100
James Halliday 5 star winery
Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023, Erin Larkin "This has grunt and low-down power, but the engine is built into a chassis of fine fruit and supple tannins. The acidity acts as the titanium bolt that holds it together, creating a strengthening framework of life and finesse. Blackberries, cassis, licorice, mulberry and raw cocoa, with nori, pink peppercorns and pastrami, blood plum, kelp and brine. Marvellous."
James Halliday "Estate-grown cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, the certified organic vines 33yo. A breath of fresh air, pulling my lip up and out of Dante’s inferno of other wines in this particular tasting. Supple and immaculately balanced: every flavour, texture. Beautifully nuanced fruits that are 100% within the varietal makeup. The tannins almost lustrous, so fine are they."
Mike Bennie "A tour de force of elegance and poise, offering deep concentration, the finesse of tannin, exceptional length of flavour and cool restraint. Cassis, garrigue and faint cedar mesh well in the bouquet while the palate echoes cassis through its long draw across the palate. Ultrafine Cabernet here and a charming drinking experience ensues."
Winsor Dobbin "Imagine Daniel Craig as James Bond, strolling onto a superyacht in Monte Carlo. That’s the same kind of effortless cool and style that you’ll find in this red blend from riesling master Jeff Grosset. Only 6,000 bottles were made of this cabernet sauvignon/cabernet franc blend which is gentle but intense with dark berry flavours, minerally hints and a soft, smooth finish. This comes from the highest, coolest site in the Clare Valley and is a wine of impeccable balance. It is also unfined, so is suitable for vegans."
Decanter "When the young Jeffrey Grosset launched his own winery in the Clare Valley in the early 1980s, he was swimming against the tide. Back then, Chardonnay was the rising star of Australian Wine. But Grosset wanted to make Riesling and to focus on letting the grapes speak for themselves. The rest of the Australian wine industry has, of course, caught up with Grosset since, thanks in part to the example set by this focused, restlessly intelligent winemaker. By consistently producing arguably Australia’s two best Rieslings – the flowery, lime-rich Watervale and the steely, firm Polish Hill – Grosset has not only helped steer the reversal in this variety’s fortunes but has provided one of the country’s most powerful arguments in favour of the reality of terroir. The undisputed monarch of Clare Valley is Jeffrey Grosset, whose 32-year reign has seen a raft of superlative wines set standards to which other winemakers can only aspire."
Andrew Caillard "The best thing about Grosset, is the sheer enthusiasm, utter commitment and genuine love for making something sublime and brilliant."
Langton Classification of Australian Wine "Grosset Gaia is one of the most sought-after wines produced in Australia"
Grosset Wines are an independently owned winery producing highly regarded premium wines. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.
Jeffrey Grosset, owner, and founder has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the Riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screwcap closures and funded research into the subject.
Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast for over thirty years. The emphasis is on the purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness.