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 smaller distinctly flavoured and concentrated berries.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
The 12th consecutive vintage we have reviewed here, and none of them below 90 point. The quality of this wine, and Clare Valley riesling in general, is extraordinarily consistent. Grosset Polish Hill is organically grown.
It’s zingy and zesty with elevated fennel and a slight spritz. It’s fragrant, punchy with lime rind notes, more or less open for general business though tight and chalky through the finish. In short, pitch perfect. Rating 93+, Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au , 30 August 2013
Sensational aromatics. Intense, floral, fragrant. As concentrated a riesling as has ever crossed the tasting table. Rich, long, dense, high acid, intense and lingering. Almost opulent but with a dry finish. Brilliant balance finish and aftertaste. One of the best ever Polish Hills. Rating 18.5/20 - John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, 20 August 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2013 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling has attractive lemongrass and lime citrus aromas with some minerally notes. The same bottle, three days later, showed significantly more voluminous aromatics that are captivating and rare for such a youthful Polish Hill.
The flavours are tight, fine and dry and show schisty minerality and bright lime zest flavours. It has the complexity and intensity that you’d expect: precise, detailed and clearly focused. There’s some surprising softness there that is appealing with impeccable balance on its vibrant, zingy, dry finish.
Enjoy now, or cellar six to fifteen years.