There’s a hint of talc and Provencal lavender and some vibrant herb aromas with a tight, intense mid-palate that features pure lime juice flavours. Mouth-puckering with a hint of lemon pith and shaley minerality, it’s long, uber-dry and memorable. While plenty love the youthful tight structure and restraint of Polish Hill, others will prefer it after a few years in the cellar. It has the potential for significant aging.
Lovely floral and lime fragrances greet the nose, while the palate is intense and almost juicy, fruit-rich and long. There are nettley dried herb notes too. Concentration with finesse and tautness. The finish is very dry, appetising and not austere. A really stylish Riesling Drink to 2030.
96 points, Real Review, September 2018
Hand crafted, organically grown, single site/estate riesling from Grosset.
Polish Hill riesling can be reticent in its youth and this release is certainly in that mould. Mid-palate intensity is excellent, as too is length, but aromatically it’s muted and it just lacks a bit of razzle dazzle. I looked at this wine over an hour or more and came away impressed by unexcited. Patience needed with this release. Can’t argue with the wine’s form as it passes through the mouth nor, as mentioned, with its persistence.
92+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, November 2018.
Considerable aromas and flavours. There's a faintly nutty note to the bouquet, and the flavours keep on flexing their muscles until well into the aftertaste, some apple also in play.
93 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion, September 2018.
This is a downright beautiful, textured and highly focused expression of Riesling. The nose is more open and fruit forward than the previous vintage, bursting with freshly sliced lime, guava, flowers and streaks of stony minerals. The palate is bone dry, slippery and fresh, with bright limey fruit and an endlessly long mouthwatering finish. Drink now–2039.
96 points, Wine Enthusiast, October 2019 & #4 Top 100 2019
The Clare ValleyThe Clare Valley is located two hours north of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty ranges. The region was settled by John Horrocks who encouraged his servant James Green to plant the first vines in 1842. Climate in the Clare Valley is continental with hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall that necessitates supplementary irrigation. Soils in the valley are predominantly red brown loams over shale, permitting excellent drainage. Many of the best vineyards are located at higher elevations of 400-500m on sites that take advantage of the cool breezes that funnel up the corrugation of hills from the south. The Clare Valley is renowned for its zesty fruit-pure Rieslings particularly from the sub-regions of Polish Hill and Watervale. The region also produces intense age-worthy sturdy reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.