Grosset "Polish Hill" Riesling 2014 (Certified Organic, Vegan) ~ Clare Valley, South Australia
Tyson Stelzer 97/100
James Halliday 97/100
Jeremy Oliver 95/100
The Wine Front 95/100
Wilfred Wong 94/100
Vinous by Antonio Galloni 93/100
Wine Spectator 91/100
Tyson Stelzer ‘100 of the Best’
James Halliday’s Top 100 ‘The Weekend Australian Magazine’
Tyson Stelzer ~ "The riesling of the year to date, and set to live confidently for the long-term." ‘100 of the Best’ ~ Tyson Stelzer
James Halliday ~ "By the doyen of Riesling makers, a super-elegant, beautifully balanced and crafted Riesling that becomes steadily more impressive with each sip, the flavours of lime an lemon wreathed by slatey acidity. It has years of improvement in front of it, but one can hardly be blamed for enjoying it now." James Halliday’s Top 100 ‘The Weekend Australian Magazine’
Sarah Ahmed ~ "Wonderful and, I might add, well worth all that attention on the tasting bench… it took 2-3 hours each morning over three weeks to settle upon the perfect (and it is) wine....…Fruit and flower nuances swiftly give way to a powerful yet surprisingly delicate sucking stones/swirl of oyster shell minerality which plays out over a long, very long, taut, precise, finish. ." Sarah Ahmed ~ ‘The Wine Detective’
Wilfred Wong ~ "... The 2014 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling hits all of the high notes....The Grosset Rieslings rock and underscore a realization that this grape deserves attention from the wine world. Not just from Germany or France, but from the magnificent Clare Valley of Australia....Perfectly suited with shellfish! Light straw color; amazing aromas of zesty green apple and mineral; medium bodied, lively with good textures, yet still angular in many ways on the palate; dry, fine acidity, well balanced; super fine green apple and slate flavors; long finish, crisp rewarding aftertaste."
Gourmet Traveller Wine ~ "Jeffrey Grosset's Clare Valley rieslings remain a benchmark for the variety in Australia. With incredible purity of fruit and laser-like precision they are wines that are built for the long haul and a visit to this cellar door is a vinous rite of passage. The Polish Hill Riesling is a riesling well worth seeking out for its pure, sleek lines and rapier-like stance. A wine for ageing."
Wineark ~ "Grosset Polish Hill Riesling has been acknowledged as Australia’s Most Collected White Wine. It also lists at number 9 (up from 13 in 2009) in Australia’s Most Collected Top 50 wines."
Jamie Goode ~ “Jeffrey Grosset is widely regarded to be Australia’s top Riesling producer. Based in the Clare Valley, in South Australia, he makes two premium Rieslings from different sites, and they are both brilliant.
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 privately funded research into the subject. Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, 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.
Clare Valley is the northernmost wine region within the Mount Lofty Ranges zone of South Australia, located 81 miles (130km) north of the state capital, Adelaide. It is one of the most picturesque wine regions of Australia, with a tradition in winemaking going back to the early 19th century when the first vines were planted. Riesling reigns supreme in Clare Valley. The drier styles are recognized as some of the best in the world.