Grosset Springvale Riesling
According to Langton’s Australian Fine Wine Guide, ‘The (Grosset) Watervale Riesling is a classic Clare style. If Polish Hill is power and intensity, Watervale is restraint and pure fruit. It evokes the expectation of a mouth-watering palate and delivers it.’
Grosset Springvale Riesling 2010
The 2010 harvest marks the 30th consecutive vintage of the Grosset Watervale Riesling. This single site wine is from the estate’s six hectare ‘Springvale’ vineyard which is mainly on a gentle north-facing slope with red loamy soil over limestone at one of the highest parts of the Watervale subregion. The 2009 ‘Springvale’ was outstanding and Grosset believes that this may be better.
The 2010 Grosset Springvale Riesling has lemon, lime blossom aromatics, intense pure tangy lime juice, is fine and impeccably focused, powerful and tight with mouth-watering zesty quartz minerality on a bone-dry finish that lingers. Layer after layer of flavour washes over the palate followed by an impeccably balanced, satisfying, taut grip.
Cellaring Guide: Enjoy now or cellar 5-12 years
Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com ‘100 Best Australian Wines 2011′ (UK) 17 May 2011
In 2010, Springvale is perfectly suited to the vintage conditions with a little less complexity than in 2009 but a far more genial and welcoming outlook. This means that, for once, you can crack on with a Grosset Riesling without feeling that you have committed a vinous sin…
James Halliday ‘Australian Wine Companion’ 2012
Bright straw-green; a generous bouquet and palate, with ripe citrus and tropical aromas and flavours; impeccable line, length and balance. Offers much now, yet more in the future. 95 points
Sarah Ahmed www.thewinedetective.co.uk/blog 1 April 2011
…This leads on nose and palate with a seamless and prolonged delivery of mouthwatering lime and grapefruit, perfumed lime blossom and chalk dust, which adds a textural “spine.” As you’d expect from Grosset it’s possessed of crystalline purity and precision, making for a long, controlled, seemingly endless finish with breathtaking fluidity…