A meticulously hand-tended vineyard matched by the same attention to detail in the winery, combined with an unusually cool, mild summer which heralded the earliest picking date in 35 years has resulted in a remarkable Grosset Polish Hill Riesling for Grosset. As you’d expect from this wine, it’s quite shy in its infancy, though still with distinct chalky, minerally aromatics. It is amazingly intense showing shaley minerally flavours with a hint of lime juice, tightly coiled around a steely backbone, persistent, deep, and long. The finish is linear, crisp and ultra dry yet with impeccable balance. While it will improve immeasurably with time in the bottle that balance gives it an approachability especially when consumed with a platter of natural oysters or a dish of poached whiting fillets with a squeeze of lime.
Awards: Langton Classification VI: Rated ‘Exceptional’
Wine Ark: Australia’s Most Collected White Wine’
Ageing Potential: 6-15 years, up to 20 years
Source: Grosset Polish Hill Vineyard (ACO certified)
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release Date: 1 September 2015
James Halliday ‘Halliday Wine Companion’ Jun-Jul 2016
The floral bouquet is still to fully open its wings and fly, but the palate makes you spring to attention… As you come back again and again, the purity and balance of the flavours shine even more brightly, the length and balance immaculate, lime, lemon and a hint of apple exactly pitched. It is a finer wine than the joyous Springvale. 97 Points.
Tyson Stelzer ‘WBM Trade’ November/December 2015
Delicacy, grace and understated character define an exceptionally pure and pristine Polish Hill whose greatness is declared as much by what it is not as what it is. Mouth-enveloping texture declares the ancient soils of Polish Hill. Length is undeterred, line undeviating and sheer stamina and poise, breathtaking. 97 Points.
Jancisrobinson.com ‘Australia – a compilation’ October 2015
Seriously intense nose. More obvious ‘minerality’ than the Springvale 2015. Crystalline with a great spread of refined fruit. Not a hint of sweetness. Much more reserved and a little more austere than the Springvale but admirably persistent. 12.7% Drink 2017-2027. 17.5 points (highest scoring white wine in the last 200+ Australian wine review)
Chris Shanahan ‘Good food’ The Canberra Times, September 15 2015
Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2015 earns five-star rating
…a riesling of extraordinary concentration, but in the most delicate, refined way imaginable – characteristics suggested by the lovely aroma and confirmed by the powerful, fine, luscious, absolutely bone-dry palate. This is as good as Australian riesling gets at present… 98 Points.