Adelaide Hills – 250 dozen produced
This truly hand-crafted (and foot-plunged) single vineyard pinot is subtly complex, textural and tightly structured.
Delicately fragrant red cherry florals, a burst of primal mulberry and strawberry flavours and a velvety smoothness give the wine a surprising immediacy. Looking again there are hints of complexity: on the nose, light, briary notes, some darker berry fruits; a richness and concentration, wild blackberry characters which flesh out the palate: and importantly, fine, gentle tannins. It has precision and balance on a light, tight frame.
Ageing potential: Enjoy now or up to 7 years
Site: Single vineyard, Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills; coolest grape growing sub-region in South Australia. South facing site
Fruit Flavours: Mulberry, black cherry, redcurrant
Profile: Lively, complex; fine, gentle lingering tannins
Fining: Nil – suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Date of Release: 1 March 2016
James Halliday ‘Halliday Wine Companion Book’ Edition 2017
With two ferments, one conventional, the other whole bunch, pressed to French Oak (60% new) for 12 months maturation. Shows the complexity Jeffrey Grosset was aiming to achieve; the structure ex whole bunches is filled out by a pot pourri of black cherry and plum fruit, the concentration of the small berry/small bunch vintage very evident. 95 Points.
Tyson Stelzer, WBM, July/August 2016
2014 represents a lighter and more fragrant season for Grosset Pinot Noir, a vintage of strawberry and red cherry fruit and an air of rose petals, underlined by layers of savoury spice. The finish is long and focused, presenting gentle tannin structure, fundamentally defined by tangy acidity. Potential. 93 Points.