2002 Grosset Watervale Riesling

Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$32. 99
$395.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork
Notes sourced from Grosset.

This is unquestionably the greatest Grosset Watervale Riesling yet produced. With the continuing improvement in this wine over the past five or so years, it only needed a great vintage to produce a benchmark that Jeff Grosset will strive to emulate in future years. This is that benchmark.

It has pure intense, lime citrus perfumes, rich lime juice and mineral flavours and assertive acidity which is held in check by the quality of the fruit. This is a pristine, concentrated riesling that is tight, taut and lean, powerful, crisp and dry. With food, it does open out - even at this early stage of its development - so that its fruit appears voluminous with hints of floral and even tropical characters co-existing with dense, vibrant lime characters.A great riesling that has the capacity to age for ten years or more if it is well cellared. Stocks are extremely limited.color>