Grosset Pinot Noir 2017
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020, 1st August 2019
The 35yo estate vines yielded one bottle per vine. Hand-picked 12 Apr, the crop split in two parts: one usual, the other whole-bunch fermented and foot-plunged, the parts assembled before 10 months maturation in French oak (60% new). The colour is brilliantly clear and bright crimson, luring you to the glass and to a fairy land of red cherry, pomegranate and spice, finishing with fine tannins. Simply delicious now, but with years to go. 96 points.
Tyson Stelzer, WBM, March/April 2019
To the tune of a tiny 350 dozen, this is a refreshingly fragrant and elegant Pinot Noir that captures the tension of its cool, late season. Is sings with pink pepper, pomegranate and wild strawberries, laced with beetroot, Campari and insence. Endurance is infused more thanks to its tension and focus of cool season acidity than its fine and graceful tannins. 94 Points.
Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 8th December 2018
Soft, fine-grained tannins. A little rose petal, pot-pourri later. Fresh acidity.
A lighter-weighted pinot, probably best for early drinking, but on the other hand,
an extra year or so might moderate that stalky aroma. 92 Points.