Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2018 ~ Clare Valley, Australia
98/100 Winsor Dobbin, Wine of the Week (2017 Vintage)
98/100 James Halliday “Top 100 of 2017” (2017 Vintage)
97/100 Toni Paterson (2017 Vintage)
97/100 Huon Hooke (2017 Vintage)
18.9/20 John Jens (2017 Vintage)
Langton's Classification VI Exceptional
Tony Love "A wine that is so full of energy, excitement and potential, it’s quite possibly one of the greatest Grosset – and Australian rieslings – in recent memory."
Winsor Dobbin "When it comes to both quality and consistency, this is arguably Australia’s greatest white wine." (2017 Vintage)
James Halliday "There’s every part (flesh, juice, skin, pith) of lime and lemon, with ethereal acidity; you can only marvel at the elegance and length of the palate." (2017 Vintage)
John Jens "The just-released 2017 vintage is an extraordinary wine and, on my card, is amongst the great eight to 10 Australian rieslings ever made." (2017 Vintage)
Decanter Magazine ~ The World’s Top 10 White Winemakers #6 Jeffrey Grosset
"When the young Jeffrey Grosset launched his own winery in the Clare Valley in the early 1980’s, 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"
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.