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Grosset, Polish Hill, Riesling, Clare Valley - 2008

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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 winelover. The aromatics are restrained with mere hints of limey minerality while the palate is vibrant, long and deep with intense slatey, quartzy minerality and mouth-watering limey, lemony notes. It has additional dimensions of power and intensity while showing its characteristic lean austere frame before taut, racy acidity highlights an ultra-dry finish of extraordinary length. This is a beautifully balanced riesling of great finesse that needs time to show it at its best.

General Cellaring Guide: Enjoy now or cellar 6-15 years

 

"Superlative, exemplary riesling of exceptional depth, length and sculpted focus. Its delicate but alluring perfume of rose petals, pear, apple and lime juice is backed by schisty notes of minerals and chalk. Long, fine and very controlled, it’s tight-fisted and subdued, reluctantly opening layers of pristine, concentrated flavour that tie together neatly and culminate in a long, austere finish of lingering minerality and lime juice."

98 points Jeremy Oliver ‘The Australian Wine Annual’  2010