Estate-grown Clare Valley semillon seamlessly blended with single vineyard Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc. Cool tropical-fruit flavours, depth, vibrancy, and precise line and length.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Consummate Grosset precision makes for a cool, calm and seamless style in the midst of a tumultuous vintage. Gentle apple and pear fruits glide through a finely texture palateRating 94 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine 100 in WBM Magazine (OCT/2011)
The tried and tested recipe for an engaging, young, dry white is working well again here. It carries fine lemon and lime on the nose, some peach and nectarine, mango, passionfruit and sweet floral perfume. The palate’s crisp and punch; more of the same stone fruits and tropicals mix it up here, and there’s handy flesh right through the finish; a burst of citrus to close.Rating 92 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012
It’s multi-varietal and multi-regional (70% semillon from the Clare Valley, 30% sauvignon blanc from the Adelaide Hills) and it’s invariably excellent. This release has a calmness to it. It has good pulpy intensity – passionfruit, nectarine, lemongrass and bath salts – and great purity, the flavours both crunchy and on clear display. It will be a better drink from the start of 2012 onwards, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable now –in its absolute infancy. There’s a flintiness to the finish and a noticeable lack of alcohol oomph as you swallow – a large part of why this wine has a calmness to it. It’s a confident wine, and that’s always an attractive thing. Drink: 2012 – 2015. Rating 93 - Campbell Mattinson www.winefront.com.au (19/AUG/2011)
…a wine with vivacity and stunning beauty like Jeffrey Grosset’s Clare and Adelaide Hills white blend exudes class with its bitey apple flavours, fine, more-ish acidity, deep-set energy with just a subtle hint of sauvignon to thrill. Delightful. Tony Love, Cellar Door, SA Weekend Magazine, The Advertiser (24/SEP/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
This is the twenty first vintage of the unique Grosset blend of Clare Valley semillon (70%) and Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc (30%). It is considered by many to be one of the best expressions of this style produced in Australia and by West Australians as the only credible example of the semillon sauvignon blanc blend made outside that state. Since Grosset declared the 2008 vintage his best ever, he’s had three cracker vintages of the wine.
While it’s uber-tight at the moment, powerful, intense and fruity yet restrained and almost coiled, there’s white flower fragrances, a hint of lavender, expressive nectarine, guava and white peach flavours that are pristine, taut and crunchy. It needs a little time to settle but will bring much delight to those who love its style, swanky tanginess and the crisp, dry finish that tingles and thrills.
Up to 5 years, more a ‘drink-now’ style of wine.