Adelaide Hills – Only 430 dozen produced
Since the first release in 1993, Grosset Pinot Noir has been made predominantly from one vineyard site, and in recent years entirely. This truly hand-crafted (and foot-plunged) pinot is subtly complex, textural and tightly structured. Like the previous vintage, the 2013 Grosset Pinot Noir appears very young on release – bright, vibrant and primal – yet showing all the signs of being an admirable example of the variety.
There is restraint on the nose, subtle black fruit aromatics, making way for flavours of blackberry, mulberry and bramble complexed by a hint of briary complexity. Even now, the texture is silky; expect age to bring a mellow, velvety quality that will flow seamlessly to a gentle finish of considerable softness and length. Importantly, it has precision and balance on a light, tight frame – just what you expect in a first rate example of the variety. There’s intensity, restrained power in the mid-palate and supple, fine tannins which grip gently.
Here is a Grosset Pinot Noir which fits the mould – indeed is likely to be regarded as among the best of the line. Expect it to develop into a classy red of great finesse and elegance.
Date of Release: 1 March 2015
Tyson Stelzer ‘Wine Taste Weekly’ July 2015
Elegant, pretty and fragrantly appealing, yet possessing grand endurance, Jeffrey Grosset has created a contradiction achieved only in the most outstanding pinots. It’s a gorgeously fragrant and fresh style of rose petal perfume, raspberry and red cherry fruit, charged with a delightful line of well-focused Adelaide Hills acidity. Tannins are very fine and velvety, yet with the confidence to unite with acidity to sustain great endurance in the cellar. 96 Points.
Mike Bennie ‘WBM’ February 2015
The 21st release of this wine; you sometimes forget the trajectory of Grosset away from riesling wines. This finely-wrought pinot noir shows with sappy fruit character and tacky texture, brisk with spice and finishes moreish with a washy, fruit driven finish. Pretty delicious. 93 Points.