Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2011

Grosset’s Polish Hill riesling is one of the leading rieslings from the Clare Valley, and I was pleased to try the 2011 vintage, even if unknowingly as part of a blind line-up.

As is so typical of younger rieslings from the Clare, lemons and slate dominated the aroma, though I also picked up a little hay and perhaps even a smidgen of white nectarine.  Trademark high acidity, lemon and stone characters comprised the dry palate, supplemented by a somewhat stoney character.

I think this is a very good “Polish Hill” that is currently just a baby.  I’ll be a little bit controversial and say that my only query with this wine (and not just this vintage) is its somewhat high price, relative to peers.  Nonetheless, this very good wine will reward drinking over the next 10 years or so.  87-88 points (very good)

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $49
Vendors: try Dan Murphy’s
Tasted: May 2012

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