2023 Grosset Springvale Riesling
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2023 Grosset Springvale Riesling

Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$54. 99
$659.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.9%
Closure: Stelvin

Springvale Riesling is crafted from Grosset's six-hectare estate-owned Certified Organic and Biodynamic vineyard at Watervale in the Clare Valley. The isolated, high-altitude site, chosen and planted by Grosset in 2000, consists of of red loam over limestone, and, atypical for this sub-region, the vines are deeply rooted in slate bedrock. The close-planted vines are planted to a mix of German and locally sourced clones and are completely tended by hand.

Other Reviews....
A flavoursome release of this stalwart Clare riesling; easy access in youth with a sense of high drinkability, concentration of flavour and crystalline acidity. Scents of frangipani, sweet lime, ozone and green apple with similar flavours and a fine, chalky pucker to texture. There's a general prettiness, an inviting juiciness, despite the excellent, powdery textural elements and a freshness overall. It delivers a serious expression of the variety and feels like it is in the zone in youth, yet potential for very long cellaring in the same breath. Delicious, is the byword. Drink 2023 - 2040.
96 Points
Mike Bennie - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

Reticent of aroma, yet the coil of acidity underpinning this wine is juicy rather than hard as I have often found it in the past. A workout in the glass reveals green apple, Asian pear, anise, spa salts and chalky pungency. The ripeness is on point. Properly mid-weighted, forceful of extract and dutifully long. This will age well across the mid-term, as its track record attests. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com

Well, seriously, the 2023 Grosset rieslings are wonderful.
This has you at hello. It’s structured and a touch reserved but there’s decent flavour both at the outset and throughout and then the finish, well, it saves its best for last. This wine really does seal the deal. Chalk, lime, fennel, a grainy/skinsy aspect to the finish but this is a wine of great fruit purity, finesse and finish. It’s delicious. It impresses with its structure. And it has that extra flourish. Drink 2024 - 2042.
96 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

The 2023 Springvale Riesling is exotic, fleshy and sumptuous in the mouth. Steely minerality flows alongside saffron, curry leaves, white pear, spring flowers and crushed rocks. It's a really, really pretty, wine. A gorgeous thing and a total pleasure. I like it—is that obvious? 12.9% alcohol, sealed under screw cap. Drink 2023-2038.
95+ points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate