The first Grosset Pinot Noir was produced in 1993 and was an instant success when, soon after release, it was named ‘Red Wine of the Year’ by the Australian Financial Review. Since then Grosset Pinot Noir has been made predominantly from one vineyard site, and in recent years entirely.
The 2011 Grosset Pinot Noir is delicately fragrant with brooding briary notes, subtle yet intense redcurrant and black cherry flavours that are pure, persistent and delicious. Savoury notes give it complexity and the texture is silky smooth and enticing. There is a gentle, lingering finish with very fine, slinky tannins that give this pinot a more ethereal character than in some vintages. Drink with enjoyment and satisfaction over the next five years.
General cellaring guide: Drink now, or cellar for 5-7 years
Release date: 1 March 2013
Lisa Perrotti-Brown www.erobertparker.com February 2013
Pale to medium deep ruby in colour, the 2011 Pinot Noir is a little closed and tight on the nose with hints of red cherries and pomegranate over violets, menthol and whiff of lavender. Tight, vibrant and elegant in the mouth, it is nicely structured with medium levels of grainy tannins, a crisp acid line, and a long finish. Drink it now to 2020+.