Shows great focus, precision, cut and thrust. Needs time, but terrific structure and palate presence.
Pure, clean, precise notes of fresh lemons and grapefruit peel with hints of freshly mown grass, crushed stones and dill seed. Light bodied, dry and very crisp in the mouth, it has good intensity and a long finish.
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Jeffrey Grosset’s Rieslings are regional and varietal benchmarks year in year out...glorious...fine, delicate and the finest of minerally lines. So pure.
With impressive intensity from the outset, this carries plenty of floral perfume and lemon/lime citrus, hints of fresh dark-leaf herbs and chalk. The palate‘s as neat as a pin, with handsome ripeness delivering fruit into the white-peach and nectarine spectrum. Flavours carry long and true on a handsome acid line. It‘s no wonder Jeffrey Grosset rates this vintage so highly.
A classic Grosset without one molecule out of place, singing with a fragrance of white flowers and citrus blossom. It’s poised, pure and lively, lingering with mineral structure and sensational line and length.
Light straw green; as ever, has the most exquisitely perfumed bouquet that leaps out of the glass, the palate likewise more effusive, with ripe lime/lemon fruit running through the length of its immaculately balanced palate.
Excellent penetration, line and length. Lots of nuances: dried and fresh flowers and herbs; a hint of yeastiness, subtle spices and citrus fruits. Intense and lively in the mouth, refined and taut, with energy and length.
The cool growing conditions produced higher than average acidity which, when combined with fully ripened fruit, meant the sort of intense, fine flavours seen in [this] brilliant Riesling from Clare winemaker, Jeffrey Grosset. The Watervale wine shows delicate lime-like flavours and minerality.
Wonderfully perfumed with lightly musky rose petals and bath salts it might be but, make no mistake, there’s plenty of muscle, tight clenched at that, to this Watervale Riesling. In the mouth there’s a long and lingering quinine edge to its visceral lemon pip palate. Terrific palate presence and length.
This is perfection: classic Watervale floral and lime aroma; amazingly fine, gentle, juicy, limey palate and clean, fresh, lingering acidity.