Since the first release of Grosset Piccadilly in 1993, these wines have made a powerful statement about the potential of the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, a sub-region so cool that it is often considered marginal for table wine. ‘It’s a sub-region that takes time to understand’, says Grosset, ‘and the wines can be exquisite’.
There’s a delicacy about the 2011 Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay that is rare with Australian chardonnay: it is delightfully fragrant with white flowers and fresh herbs. The palate is fresh, vibrant and tangy with intense white peach and nectarine flavours that show depth and purity. There’s succulence, a taut structure, and bright zesty acidity to finish. Although restrained, the wine builds in the glass.
General cellaring guide: Enjoy now, or cellar for 3-5 years
Release date: 1 March 2013
James Halliday www.winecompanion.com.au 24 July 2013
Vibrant green hue; the pristine bouquet reveals nectarine, hazelnut, charry oak and citrus blossom; the palate is poised and precise, with taut lemony acidity in harmony with the fruit and the toasty oak; long and linear. 95 points