With the Piccadilly Valley vineyard qualifying as one of the coolest spots in the Adelaide Hills, here a warmer season can be a positive, adding weight to a wine that remains fine and elegant. Grosset has once again made the most of both site and season.
It was an excellent vintage for the Adelaide Hills; the mild, warm weather in spring provided ideal conditions for flowering while the warm, dry summer promoted steady growth in the wines with little disease pressure.
The Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay 2013 is gently fragrant with hints of cedar and grapefruit citrus. On the palate, it is wonderfully viscous, rich, concentrated and powerful with its tight, linear structure driving the tangy flavours – white peach, nectarine, candied grapefruit – towards a finish which zings with natural acidity and lingers. At present, it’s fresh, youthful and vibrant with primary flavours neatly balanced by well-integrated cedary oak.
Date of Release: 1 March 2015
Tony Love, The Advertiser ‘SA Weekend’ June 2015
The Grosset 2013 Piccadilly is a luxury expression designed to last for many years. It’s very much about lively acidity in the fruit with a crisp, citrus twang, but wait, look harder and you’ll see amazing power and energy in the palate, the purity and punch in the wine exhilarating. Delicious now, better in five years.
‘Winewise Magazine’ 8 December 2014
…This is an absolutely seamless chardonnay packed with white peach flavour supported by subtle nougat complexity. It’s a delicious drink now, and, while it is likely to improve, we see nothing wrong with enjoying it right away.
Huon Hooke ‘Gourmet Traveller Wine’ Apr/May 2015
From its light colour to its taut palate, this is loaded with promise for the future. Cashew and cedar notes in the bouquet, plus passion-fruit and grapefruit. It’s lean, yet intense in the mouth with a very long, lingering finish. 91 Points.
Mike Bennie ‘WBM’ February 2015
Recent releases of Grosset’s non-riesling wines have not been outshone by their more famed stablemates. This again shows deft touch with tight, fine, flinty, light juiciness and a racy feel that comes from pristine fruit flavours and judicious oak. Super. 94 Points.