Previous vintages

  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2016

    Adelaide Hills – 3,800 bottles produced Sourced as it has always been from one of the oldest and coldest vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley, the 2016 Grosset Pinot shows the concentration of flavour that is partly a product of that maturity. There is also a consistency from one vintage to the next with the Grosset Pinot ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2015

    Adelaide Hills – 200 dozen produced Grosset makes only small quantities of this hand-crafted (and foot-plunged) pinot noir. It is bright and fresh with primal black cherry aromatics and some briary notes; intense mulberry and bramble flavours that are both spicy and savoury; silky smooth texture and a delicate spine before a finish of great length. Approachable ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2014

    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, ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2013

    Adelaide Hills – Only 430 dozen produced Since the first release in 1993, Grosset Pinot Noir has been made predominantly from one vineyard site, and in recent years entirely. This truly hand-crafted (and foot-plunged) pinot is subtly complex, textural and tightly structured. Like the previous vintage, the 2013 Grosset Pinot Noir appears very young on release – ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2012

    Grosset believes it is the age of the vines (in this case the oldest planting of this variety in the region) that is central to this wine’s character, and that a combination of vine age and a low vigour site can be more important than vine clones, a subject that Grosset says receives ‘extraordinary attention’. ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2011

    The first Grosset Pinot Noir was produced in 1993 and was an instant success when, soon after release, it was named ‘Red Wine of the Year’ by the Australian Financial Review. Since then Grosset Pinot Noir has been made predominantly from one vineyard site, and in recent years entirely. Grosset Pinot Noir 2011 Only 500 dozen produced The ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2010

    Recent vintages of the Grosset Pinot have been consistently outstanding from the Adelaide Hills and 2010 fits the mould exactly as we might have hoped. Generally, you can expect a degree of restraint, finesse and delicacy that suggests the wine needs some time to be seen at its best, and yet has immediate appeal.   Grosset Pinot ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2009

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2009 400 cases produced   This is a great follow up to the previous vintage of Grosset Pinot Noir and shows just how good the central Adelaide Hills can be for this variety. After a delightfully different 2008, it would be easy to see the next release as falling short in some way. Not a ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2008

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2008 There’s such a riot of primal flavours, mulberries, brambles, blackcurrants, such perfect varietal character. Maybe it lacks complexity, that’s it, it’s simple. Maybe, but it’s simply gorgeous. There’s no apparent structure, such ripe, fine, slinky tannins, how can it age. On the other hand, I can’t imagine leaving this in the ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2007

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2007 In comparison with the 2006 vintage, the 2007 Grosset Pinot Noir is more deliciously approachable while young and yet gives promise of developing body, weight and complexity with time in the bottle. The wine has excellent varietal character – from vibrant brambly characters, some earthy, gamey, truffly notes, satiny smooth texture moving ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2006

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2006 This is simply an outstanding Grosset Pinot and is among the finest examples of the variety to come out of the Adelaide Hills. The 2006 Grosset Pinot Noir has a primal quality: briary, brambly fragrances redolent of bright mulberry and black cherry characters and earthy, gamey notes that gush onto the palate. ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2005

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2005 The 2005 Grosset Pinot Noir has taken some time to come around, showing restraint and a firm tight structure as well as a greater depth of flavour than in most vintages. There are now some violet and cherry fragrances, bright black cherry and ripe black plum flavours with an appealing savoury edge. ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2004

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2004 The 2004 Grosset Pinot is vibrant, fine, tightly structured, has silky texture and great length. It will develop in the short term and may be cellared for up to five years, if you can resist the temptation to drink it sooner. As in previous years, 40 percent was whole-bunched fermented and immediately after ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2003

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2003 Reviews Philip White  ‘The Advertiser’ Tasted  21 July 2004 Fresh cherries and roasting cashew lurk here, in a simple but clean and vibrant bouquet. The wine, assisted by that closure, seems audaciously bright and sassy. It has lovely balance, and its fresh raspberry acidity holds right through that long, tapering finish. When it’s gone, that juicy ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2002

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2002 The 2002 Grosset Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills catches your attention immediately with its delightful, fragrant aromatics: youthful squishy blackberries, dark cherries and some vibrant stalkiness. It’s remarkably approachable but needs time for its zesty acidity to soften and for the wine to develop some of the complexity that it promises. ...
  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2001

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2001 The 2001 Grosset Pinot Noir is strongly perfumed with raspberry and dark plum aromas and has ripe, raspberry, wild strawberry and dark cherry flavours complexed by hints of stalkiness and some savouriness. It is meduim bodied, has good weight, a silky texture, plenty of power and depth and refreshing acidity on a ...