Grosset Pinot Noir 2008

Grosset Pinot NoirGrosset Pinot Noir 2008

There’s such a riot of primal flavours, mulberries, brambles, blackcurrants, such perfect varietal character. Maybe it lacks complexity, that’s it, it’s simple. Maybe, but it’s simply gorgeous. There’s no apparent structure, such ripe, fine, slinky tannins, how can it age. On the other hand, I can’t imagine leaving this in the cellar for very long before I’ve demolished the lot.

Summing it all up, the 2008 Grosset Pinot Noir is delicious and has such amazing immediacy that it may well disappear while in the first flush of youth. There’s nothing to suggest that it won’t age, except human nature and the capacity of humans to find it difficult to keep their hands off the irresistible. While this may not seem like a typical review, this is an atypical Grosset Pinot, a hedonist’s delight, a pinotphile’s pleasure, a red for enjoying.’


Nick Stock  ‘The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2011’

A moody pinot… showing dark-cherry and foresty, bracken-like smells, some maraschino, dark spices and fresh, all-round appeal. The palate unfurls sturdy red and dark-cherry fruit flavour, plenty of spice kicks in through the middle, and there’s a lithe, sinewy finish – suggesting good times ahead if cellared for the medium term.  93 points

James Halliday  ‘Australian Wine Companion 2011’

Bright, clear colour; a pinot with very good tension and complexity to its mix of black cherry, spice and more foresty nuances; unusually good tannin structure…95 points