Grosset Watervale Riesling 2006

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IMG_3602Grosset is perhaps my favourite New World producer of riesling. Whereas German rieslings tend to be off-dry (even many of the trockens) and Austrian rieslings, while dry, are more mineral focused, Grosset makes massively explosive citrus based rieslings like no one else.

Accordingly, the nose here had fresh citrus, stone, petrol, white chocolate and a little toast. What tremendous depth on the nose – it’s more aromatic than most whites around, let alone rieslings. The palate on this wine was very intense: lemon, tart apple, pear, stone and mineral – this is both pure riesling and purely Australian. No other country makes riesling quite like this, and Grosset is perhaps the greatest example. Bright, clear, layered and smooth this is an extremely impressive white wine that every wine lover should sip at some point in their life.

$40 ($28 on sale) at Marquis


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