Grosset Pinot Noir 2007
In comparison with the 2006 vintage, the 2007 Grosset Pinot Noir is more deliciously approachable while young and yet gives promise of developing body, weight and complexity with time in the bottle. The wine has excellent varietal character – from vibrant brambly characters, some earthy, gamey, truffly notes, satiny smooth texture moving towards velvety even at this young age. There is weight, a tight structure which provides focus, seamless integration of fruit, oak and ripe silky tannins before a pristine finish that lingers long and fine. It is seriously irresistible drinking now and so should be eeked out sparingly so that your stocks enable you to see how well it develops, even with short term cellaring.
Nick Stock ‘The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010′
The most highly priced wine in the Grosset stable, this ’07 Adelaide Hills pinot is a pristine statement of restrained pinot fruit, cherries, and a gentle hint of sweet spice. Still very unevolved and fresh with gentle background oak. There’s a fleshy and intense palate, vibrant, bright cherry fruit flavour and a svelte acid frame. Tannins ride smoothly across the palate, lifting with a musky red fruit finish. 94 points
Huon Hooke ‘Gourmet Traveller Wine’ Top 100 New Releases August/September 2009
Sweet cherry, almost bubblegum aromas; delicious cherry flavours; sweetly ripe and lovely. Lighter coloured but with a good red-purple hue. Medium-bodied, finely textured, stylish and fragrant, almost luscious flavour. 93 points
Tyson Stelzer ‘WBM 100’ April 2009
This is a delicate style with pretty fruit and firm, grippy tannins that will benefit from time to soften. Layered with fresh rose petal and red cherry aromas overlaying notes of stalk, savoury spice and nutmeg. There is a minerality to its structure that carries on to a long finish. 93 points