Awards & Reviews

Grosset Gaia 2017

In 2014, Grosset Gaia was included on the Langton Classification of Australian Wine, widely regarded as the best publication of its kind outside Europe. This recognises Grosset Gaia as one of the most sought-after wines produced in this country.


Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2021, 1 August 2020
Gaia demands attention and respect in equal measure. Do take time to admire its balance of savouriness to fruit, it’s calmness and class. Expect pomegranate and boysenberries with dabs of licorice, rolled tobacco and cedary oak with a touch of green walnut. Medium-bodied and the plush yet textured tannins render the wine ready for immediate drinking, but will reward those who wait. 96 points.

Tyson Stelzer, WBM, May/June 2020
Grace, effortless confidence and refinement are exuded by Gaia and exemplified in 2017. Its high, bony, exposed site nurtures Cabernet of crunchy pop, perfumed fragrance and small-berry concentration, exactingly crafted with stunning harmony, delightful acid integration and tannins at once paper fine and yet enduringly confident. This is the essence of Cabernet and evidence that the legendary Jeffrey Grosset is king of more than just Riesling. 97 points.

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review, February 2020
The wines in Jeff Grosset’s admirable portfolio are a reflection of his thoughtful, quality-oriented approach, none more so than Gaia. This cabernet blend from the outer reaches of the Clare Valley is always a wine of precision and personality that sits outside the region’s forceful mainstream cabernet type.
The just-released 2017 edition epitomises the marque’s elegant, moreish style, starting intense and briary with a nose of violets, crushed currants and cedar, leading through a medium-bodied wine of admirable length, intensity and finesse. Gaia skilfully measures cabernet’s savouriness and austerity with cassis-like fruit sweetness in lip-smacking harmony. Delicious right now, but age should enhance it wonderfully. 95 points.