Adelaide Hills – 350 dozen produced
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.
Delicately perfumed, in fact quite restrained on the nose, intense, persistent and tight in the mid-palate, with bright lively acidity. Concentrated grapefruit flavours, a hint of minerally savouriness, seamlessly integrated oak, underlying power and a crisp, clean finish.
Date of Release: 1 March 2016
GT Wine ‘100 Top New Release Wines’ Jun/Jul 2016
This is a great chardonnay. Intense, tight, fresh and energetic, it’s loaded with preserved lemon, lightly toasted almond and other citrusy aromas. The palate is lean, taut and fine with great restraint, yet enormous intensity. It will reward cellaring. 97 Points.
Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5th April 2016
A wine of extraordinary intensity and refinement. Aromas recall lemon and toasted almond. The palate has tremendous line and length. Nervy, vital and refreshing. 97 Points.
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, April-May 2016
Chardonnay is putty in the hands of a master such as Jeffrey Grosset, everything in precise proportion and in its due place; white peach, a slice of green apple, a twist of grapefruit juice, and an airbrush of grilled cashew and cream, and you’re there. 96 Points.
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, March 3 2016
…It’s a song to the variety. It cruises along with sweet pear and apple-like fruits, stone fruits and spice humming away in the background. There’s plenty of flavour to hang onto, shall we say. And yet it’s not overblown (in any remote way) and both acidity and (custardy/nutty) oak are masterfully well managed. In short, it’s delicious. 94 Points.