Previous Vintages

  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2017

    The significantly later harvest has produced an extraordinary ‘Polish Hill’. Voluminous floral aromatics, with hints of talc and lavender, produce an exuberant youthfulness that gives vitality to a palate fleshed out by concentrated lime juice. The tight structure is there without the steeliness; controlled power, intensity and that characteristic ultra-dry character that thrills on the ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2016

    The eight hectare Polish Hill vineyard (ACO certified organic) is at 460 metres altitude and is just five kilometres from Springvale. Its infertile, shaley soil is slightly acidic and its topsoil has a clay and shale crust. As the vines have to work harder than those at Springvale, it produces smaller, distinctly flavoured and concentrated ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2015

    A meticulously hand-tended vineyard matched by the same attention to detail in the winery, combined with an unusually cool, mild summer which heralded the earliest picking date in 35 years has resulted in a remarkable Grosset Polish Hill Riesling for Grosset. As you’d expect from this wine, it’s quite shy in its infancy, though still ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2014

    The 2014 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling surprises with voluminous lemon blossom aromas bursting from the glass. Then it’s supple and round initially on the palate giving a delightful mouthfeel before the more characteristic power and tight, steely structure kicks in reminding you that this is Polish Hill. The primary flavours are more evident than is ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

    The eight hectare Polish Hill vineyard is at 460 metres altitude and just five kilometres from Springvale as the crow flies (but eleven kilometres by car). The infertile, shaley soil is slightly acidic and its topsoil has a clay and shale crust. The vines have to work harder than those at Springvale and so produce ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2012

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2012 Tasting Notes Look on the wine lists of Australia’s finest restaurants and you’ll be sure to find the Grosset Polish Hill Riesling, often with more than one vintage on offer: such is the strength its reputation has amassed over its thirty two consecutive vintages back to 1981. Two key factors that delight ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2011

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2011 With 30 consecutive vintages behind it, the ‘Polish Hill’ enjoys a privileged position as Australia’s finest riesling: the 2011 and the previous three harvests will do much to enhance that reputation. The remarkable consistency of style continues in spite of the tricky conditions that the 2011 vintage visited on the vineyard. Some ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2010

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2010 ‘Jeffrey Grosset’s Polish Hill riesling … tastes as though the grape juice were made of water that was filtered through layers of glacial gravel, slate and shale – which, in fact, it was…’ Rod Smith Wine and Spirits (USA) February 2001 Grosset Polish Hill is a single site wine from the Polish Hill ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2009

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2009 The new MW classification of Australian wines, like the established Langtons classification, rates the Grosset Polish Hill as the epitome of Australian riesling. The 2009 is a wonderful follow-up to the excellent 2008. While these vintages may become acknowledged as among the finest Polish Hill Rieslings of the decade, they are ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2008

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2008 That glint in his eyes will tell you that Jeff Grosset believes the 2008 harvest has brought with it a great Polish Hill Riesling, certainly the best under his label since 2002. The style is unwaveringly Polish Hill, tight, coiled, unyielding, even repressed at present, but promising much for the patient ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2007

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2007 Careful work in the vineyard, especially with fruit thinning to compensate for the dry conditions leading up to harvest, meant that 2007 was yet another good year for ‘Polish Hill’ Riesling. With the fruit coming solely from the Grosset Polish Hill Vineyard, the wine is very much in the style that ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2006

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2006 This is very much in the style of the very best ‘Polish Hill’ Rieslings.  It appears so tightly coiled, that its release of some lime juice aroma is restrained; likewise, the flavours of zesty limes squeezed over quartzy minerals is evident but austere.  There’s the characteristic tight, lean, steely structure holding ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2005

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2005 The 2005 Grosset Polish Hill is typical of the style that the vineyard produces. Like the Watervale, this is the best since 2002 and looks to be the equal of the wine produced in that legendary vintage. Although it is shy and restrained on the nose, there is a hint of ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2004

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2004 The 2004 Grosset Polish Hill is comparable in quality terms with the two most recent vintages of the wine although it resembles the 2003 in profile more than the 2002. Characteristically closed at present yet with hints of lime zest and savoury minerally aromas, it is intensely flavoured with pristine, freshly ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2003

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2003 The 2003 Polish Hill Riesling is an outstanding example of this Australian classic. It has fragrant, floral aromas with hints of lime and lemon essence, is vibrant and juicy on the palate with a squeeze of tangy lime juice and distinctive minerality. As ever, the structure is tight and the wine ...
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2002

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2002 All the indications are that, with time, this will come to be regarded as the greatest Polish Hill Riesling of them all. At this stage, it is an awesome white wine: as ever, quite closed on release but showing intense lime aromas; tight, focused and lean with minerally, slatey, lime juice ...