Grosset Pinot Noir 2006

Grosset Pinot NoirGrosset Pinot Noir 2006

This is simply an outstanding Grosset Pinot and is among the finest examples of the variety to come out of the Adelaide Hills. The 2006 Grosset Pinot Noir has a primal quality: briary, brambly fragrances redolent of bright mulberry and black cherry characters and earthy, gamey notes that gush onto the palate. There is opulence, concentration and weight, and silky smooth texture before gentle firmness to finish. There is a fineness and persistence to the flavours, a tightness of structure, and a delicate textural quality that give the wine its definition. It can be enjoyed over the next few years but will drink more gracefully with two to three years in the bottle and can be cellared for several years beyond that.

Reviews

Philip White The Adelaide Review’  February 2008

Probably Grosset’s best pinot, this won’t be out for a week or two, but there’s only 300 cases, so jump the queue or squeeze out a pre-release squirt. It’s a different style to Steve George’s exemplary “lightness of being” DRC models, with their paler hues and firmer acidity; it’s built more around riper tones and more obvious, hearty oak, closer to earlier Penfold’s than current Ashton Hills. The flavours are of the chewy black cherry family; the aftertaste still quite acidic, but with black tea tannins in place of the tight rasberry-and lemon finish of Ashton. Great with T-Chow duck.  93 points

Tyson Stelzer  ‘Wine Business Monthly’ Top 100  May 2008

Made in miniscule quantities with the same precision dedicated to all of Jeffrey Grosset’s wines, this is a beautiful expression of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, ticking all the boxes of elegant red fruits, spicy complexity, fine tannins, tight, controlled acidity and great persistence.  93 points