26th April, 2013

Sarah Ahmed

Shows great focus, precision, cut and thrust. Needs time, but terrific structure and palate presence.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

29th February, 2012

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, 91 points

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.

The Advertiser (AUS)

9th November, 2011

Tony Love, 94 points

Top 100 Wines

Jeffrey Grosset’s Rieslings are regional and varietal benchmarks year in year out...glorious...fine, delicate and the finest of minerally lines. So pure.

The Good Wine Guide (Aus)

11th October, 2011

Nick Stock, 96 points

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.

Wine Taste

19th August, 2011

Tyson Stelzer, 95 points

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.

Australian Wine Companion 2013

1st September, 2012

James Halliday, 95 points

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.

Gourmet Traveller Wine

1st February, 2012

Huon Hooke MW, 95 points

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.

31st October, 2011

Chris Shanahan

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.

28th September, 2011

Sarah Ahmed

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.

27th March, 2011

Chris Shanahan

This is perfection: classic Watervale floral and lime aroma; amazingly fine, gentle, juicy, limey palate and clean, fresh, lingering acidity.