94 Points - The 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." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"Jeffrey captures the best of the earth – the mineral steely nature of Polish Hill’s hard rocks, through to the more floral and fruity character of Watervale’s sandier softer soils. Truly delicious wines." - Rod Smith MW
Exemplary Clare Riesling, whose intense, musky, rose garden perfume of apples, pears and lime juice reveals an underlying fragrance of wet slate and mineral. Concentrated and exceptionally long, it’s searingly intense and citrusy, with forward, open flavours with a soft, juicy palate over a slatey foundation. Superbly fashioned, culminating in an austere, persistent and slightly chalky finish.
Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer
Jeffrey Grosset is a one-man revolution. The Germanic heritage of South Australia meansthat the Lutheran settlers took with them many things from their homeland, including the Riesling grape variety. Seemingly unsuited to the warm climate of Australia, it tooksome time before pioneers like Jeffrey realised that the best Rieslings would be Australian Rieslings made here, and not ersatz German copies.
An independently owned winery, Grosset was established in 1981 in the historic township of Auburn in South Australia’s Clare Valley. There are four estate owned vineyards, each certified organic, producing nine highly regarded premium wines every vintage.
"We believe in producing the best examples of variety and place; Clare Valley rieslings which express dramatic differences between so and hard rock sites, and uniquely sited cabernet from the coolest place in the region. Our challenge is to make the most of this unpolluted environment. We work organically and are not afraid to use different approaches to show grape variety and vineyard at their best. Each wine we make is testament to this philosophy." - Jeffrey Grosset
With razor sharp precision, mouth-watering acidity and zesty sherbet fruit flavours the wines have all the hallmarks of their grape variety, but with a distinct orchard fruit character which is all their own.