This is the 26th consecutive release of the Grosset Watervale Riesling, a single vineyard wine once again produced from riesling grown in the Grosset high altitude Springvale Vineyard.
The consistency of the ‘Watervale’ Riesling since 2002 has been remarkable. The 2006 appears to be up a notch on the 2005 – and is at least the equal of that wine. On the nose, it is less floral than the 2005 and more lime and lemon blossom. The palate is delicate yet intense with powerful, focused limey flavours with lemon citrus and minerally notes. As usual, the 2006 Watervale is tightly structured, has impressive weight, some plumpness, and zippy acidity on a long, fine dry finish.
Matthew Jukes ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ (UK) 2007
The 2006 Watervale cuvée is like a white-knuckle ride over minerally river stones with white-water lemon juice cascading on every side. It’s perfectly poised and searingly persistent. The Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2006 is one for the cellar, with an even more floral bouquet, more lime juice and a more brow-furrowingly serious palate. There is a lot of joy in owning these wines, let alone drinking them. They look and feel great – like serious works of art … pure class.
‘Winestate Annual Edition’ Best Wines of 2006 2007
Watervale Riesling (5 Stars)
Tight, austere, rose petal/gunpowder nose but has plenty of power. Lovely intensity of lemon and lime flavours on a tight and well-focused palate. It has all the elements now; just needs the time.