Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2019

Most would consider that Grosset Polish Hill is always produced from low yielding vines, so what happens when the Clare Valley’s lack of winter rain results in the ‘lowest yielding vintage for decades’. Something special.

There are subtle yet distinct floral aromatics of violets and lavender, lemon and lime blossom perfumes that persist. This is different from the restraint and shyness of most ‘Polish Hill’ Riesling on release – and worth celebrating because of it. The intense, lime juice flavours and fine linear structure is more dramatic, more overtly tight than most of these wines. It is powerful, multi-layered, richly concentrated and has an immediacy on release that is rare with ‘Polish Hill’. There are hints of schisty minerality on the long finish which is pristine, crisp and satisfying. While appealing now, this may well have greater cellaring potential than any other vintage of this Australian icon. – Peter Forrestal

Ageing Potential: 6-15 years, up to 20 years
Source: Grosset Polish Hill Vineyard (ACO certified organic)
Fruit Flavours: Intense citrus and cool slate characters
Profile: Bone dry (zero fermentable sugar), intense and powerful with persistent length
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Released: September 1st 2019
(Now also available in magnum)


Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dec/Jan 2020): Top 50 of Australia’s Most Collected wines for 2019 – #11
Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dec/Jan 2020): Top 5 Rieslings – #1
Langton Classification VI: Rated ‘Exceptional’
Wine Ark: ‘Australia’s Most Collected Riesling’


Tyson Stelzer, WBM, Nov/Dec 2019
Such is Jeffrey Grosset’s precise and refined approach that even a dry, low-yielding season has done nothing to thwart the ethereal fragrance, breathtaking purity, green-tinted energy, scintillating acidity, inimitable slate texture and impeccable phenolic delicacy of the phenomenal site. This is a vintage of fantastic concentration, heightened character and enticing jubilation. 96 points.

Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Dec/Jan 2020
This is typical Polish: a style that will reward cellaring, but gives plenty of pleasure now.  The aroma is very refined, restrained and intense, with an array of floral aromas, from fresh flowers to dried wildflowers and potpourri. Lemon pith, too. Intense yet restrained. 95 Points.

Jancis Robinson, Jancis, 14th October 2019
Subtle and layered. Really exciting already because of the density. Tense but the fruit extract means you could actually drink it now. 18/20 Points.