2015 Grosset "Polish Hill" Riesling Clare Valley South Australia
The floral bouquet is still to fully open its wings and fly, but the palate makes you spring to attention, its natural acid structure providing a superb framework for the fruit to clamber all over. As you come back again and again, the purity and balance of the flavours shine even more brightly, the length and balance immaculate, lime, lemon and a hint of apple exactly pitched. It is a finer wine than the joyous Springvale. 12.7% alc.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The coy, youthfully mute 2015 Riesling Polish Hill has a mineral and wet pebble laced nose over notes of lime leaves, yuzu and green mango. The dry, light-bodied palate is positively charged with electric citrus fruit that carries straight through the very, very long finish. It really needs 4-5 years in bottle before it enters its drinking window.
Pale, green-tinged yellow. High-pitched aromas of citrus fruits and flower, with an intense mineral overtone. Vibrant and linear on the palate, offering juicy lime and green apple flavors that deepen slowly through the mid-palate. Shows an emphatic stony character on the incisive, impressively long finish, leaving behind sappy citrus fruit and honeysuckle notes. (JR)
There's a floral backdrop of chamomile to the lithe lime, green apple and white pepper notes. Finds a way to be both powerful and subtle. Drink now through 2025. (MW)
Seriously intense nose. More obvious ‘minerality’ than the Springvale 2015. Crystalline with a great spread of refined fruit. Not a hint of sweetness. Much more reserved and a little more austere than the Springvale but admirably persistent. 17.5+/20 points. Drink 2017 - 2027. (JR)
Australia's most iconic dry Riesling needs little introduction. Searing, focused acidity, loaded with slate minerals and possessing lovely palate weight and density.