Grosset `Polish Hill` Riesling 2011 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley. SA.

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Overview

A striking example of Clare Valley riesling. Restrained aromatics, concentrated flavours, persistent and beautifully structured. Intense lime characters with austere, slatey nuances, finishing long, cool and dry.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

One of the most pristine riesling bouquets I have ever encountered. The most delicate lemon and lime blossoms, white lilies and green apples don’t do it justice. Pure, focused palate of mineral definition; textural presence on the back provides body; lime finish of epic persistence. Exact Polish Hill.Rating 96 - Tyson Stelzer Wine Taste Weekly Edition 28 (19/AUG/2011)

The flagship Grosset riesling is a more restrained and savoury affair than the Springvale, showing plenty of lime juice and sweet perfume, and smells of wet grey rock, lime blossom and fresh-cut green apple. The palate’s smooth, dry and contained, with a sleeve of ripe white-peach flavour that runs in linear shape with composed, sleek restraint. Snaps tight and mouth-wateringly dry through to the finish – really superb. One to age with confidence.Awarded ‘Best Riesling’ – 97 points Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012, October 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Background

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.

Aroma/Palate

Some will love its youthful tautness, extreme coiled steeliness and pristine varietal character while others may well prefer to wait for it to shrug off its customary restraint, tightness of structure and zingy minerally acidity.

Whatever your preference, it’s all there. There’s a restrained savouriness, a hint of lime blossom, intense and ultra-concentrated schisty, sea shell minerally flavours that are pure, long and deep, tight steely structure, and a long taut finish that lingers dry and satisfying.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or cellar 6-15 years.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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Grosset Polish Hill is a single site wine from the Polish Hill vineyard, planted at 460 metres above sea level on sandy loam over shallow clay with underlying gravel, shale and slate. It has been made each year since 1981.

The 'Polish Hill' sits comfortably at the zenith of Australian riesling production as it presents its 30th vintage to the market place.

The wines have incredible perfume and fruit purity, the lime/floral fruit profile balanced by a fine cut of acidity. This long-lived beautifully aromatic and concentrated wine does much to define great Clare Valley Riesling.

Top Vintages

2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1981

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