Grosset Pinot Noir 2009
400 cases produced
This is a great follow up to the previous vintage of Grosset Pinot Noir and shows just how good the central Adelaide Hills can be for this variety. After a delightfully different 2008, it would be easy to see the next release as falling short in some way. Not a bit of it!
The 2009 Grosset Pinot Noir is delightfully fragrant with raspberry, bramble and mulberry aromas, which follow through on the palate with some black cherry flavours and complexing gamey notes. There’s a soft fleshiness, velvety texture, weight in the mid-palate, lifted sweet oak and a supple, gentle finish that lingers. It is enticing, almost ethereal, perhaps having a bigger volume of fruit than the 2008, certainly varietal, and thoroughly enjoyable now.
As in previous years, 40 percent was whole-bunched fermented and immediately after pressing was run into barrels (60 percent new barriques) and matured for twelve months.
Cellaring Guide: Enjoy now or cellar up to 7 years.
The 2009 Grosset Pinot Noir was released 1 March 2011
Tyson Stelzer ‘Wine Taste’ Edition 7 8 April 2011
Perfume and structure, sensitivity and backbone, enigmatic, articulate, fragile, daredevil. Does pinot noir tell us more about Jeffrey Grosset than riesling ever could? The new vintage speaks in hushed tones but it has much to reveal. Drink 2011-2019. 94 points
James Halliday ‘Australian Wine Companion 2012’ 27 July 2011
Bright, clear crimson-purple; a perfumed bouquet with red fruits of the forest, and an exquisitely framed palate, wild strawberry and raspberry in a silken web, oak and tannins little more than a shadow; 400 dozen made. 96 points