Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2002
All the indications are that, with time, this will come to be regarded as the greatest Polish Hill Riesling of them all. At this stage, it is an awesome white wine: as ever, quite closed on release but showing intense lime aromas; tight, focused and lean with minerally, slatey, lime juice flavours and racy, bracing lingering acidity. This is an austere riesling that has incredible, coiled power, varietal purity, surprising finesse considering its strength, and Polish Hill’s characteristic steely backbone. More than ever, it does need time to show its best. (Jeff still recommends trying it in its infancy to enjoy its youthful qualities!).
James Halliday ‘The Weekend Australian’ November 2002
Light straw-green; the toasty but discreet bouquet has crisp apple and mineral notes, but is far from flamboyant; the palate is already offering much more power than the bouquet, with flavours running through from apple to lime and a long finish. 95 points
Jeremy Oliver ‘International Wine Cellar’ July/August 2003
Exemplary Clare Riesling, whose intense, musky, rose garden perfume of apples, pears and lime juice reveals an underlying fragrance of wet slate and mineral. Concentrated and exceptionally long, it’s searingly intense and citrusy, with forward, open flavours with a soft, juicy palate over a slatey foundation. Superbly fashioned, culminating in an austere, persistent and slightly chalky finish. Drink 2015-2023. 97 points