96 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is a downright beautiful, textured and highly focused expression of Riesling. The nose is more open and fruit forward than the previous vintage, bursting with freshly sliced lime, guava, flowers and streaks of stony minerals. The palate is bone dry, slippery and fresh, with bright limey fruit and an endlessly long mouthwatering finish. Drink now–2039." *Editor's Choice*
#4 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2019
"From the hard rock of the Polish Hill vineyard, thin, infertile, silty soils, 460 m above sea level. Planted in 1996, unirrigated, certified organic. The vines produce small thick-skinned berries on small bunches. Dry, low-rainfall vintage. Hand harvested 5 to 9 March, crushed, destemmed, gently pressed and settled at 0 °C (32 °F). A small portion was whole-bunch pressed. Only free-run juice used. Inoculated with neutral yeasts. Six separate ferments according to clone and vine age. RS 0.9 g/l, acidity 6.9 g/l, pH 2.94.
Like bitter orange carved with diamonds out of wet black rock. Power and steel and stone. A wine that almost seems to slam into you, juddering through your body. You feel this wine more than you taste it. It’s the structure of citrus, the bones, more than the flesh. Paua shell in liquid form. 18/20 points. (TC)"
Karen MacNeil - The Wine Bible
"Jeffrey Grosset is the patriarch of riesling in Australia... a man who has helped put Australian riesling on the international map. The Grosset rieslings are spot-on for Clare Valley - sharp and vivid, with intense, citrusy notes, but a lightness of being that defines them. With age, the wines take on richness, creaminess, plus brioche notes, and a weathered rock character, but their vivacity and focus never leave."
Grosset Polish Hill 2018 has been awarded 97/100 points and listed in ‘The Benchmarks’ category by Jeremy Oliver.
Vinous Reverie Notes
"We believe in producing the best examples of variety and place; Clare Valley rieslings which express dramatic differences between soft and hard rock sites, and uniquely sited cabernet from the coolest place in the region. Our challenge is to make the most of this unpolluted environment. We work organically and are not afraid to use different approaches to show grape variety and vineyard at their best. Each wine we make is testament to this philosophy." ~ Jeffrey Grosset