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2016 Grosset Springvale Riesling

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2016 Grosset Springvale Riesling

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
There is much to revere in the Springvales of recent seasons, some vintages delivering unremitting control and exacting precision, others exemplifying inherent fruit power and concentration. Only the greatest seasons deliver both. Even in its extreme youth, there’s no doubt that 2012 will go down among the finest Springvales of all. As pure and precise as ever, its incisive fruit definition and inherent concentration of signature granny smith apple, kaffir lime and spice pull into a razor-sharp finish that glitters with hallmark Springvale chalky minerality. An undeviating finish lingers with a persistence more familiar in Polish Hill than Springvale.
2012 - 2027
Wine Taste Edition 83
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
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.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Particularly stylish, with remarkable length and focus. Deeply layered and structured, its crystal-bright bouquet is scented with pear-drop and apple, lavender and white flowers backed by undertones of spice. Long and dusty, with a juicy presence of bright pear, apple and citrusy fruit, it's tightly supported by a fine dusty chalkiness, culminating in a profoundly persistent and truly dry finish punctuated by brittle acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Fragrant lime, herb and spice aromas lead into an incisive and tightly focused palate, with delicious lime and green apple fruit coursing through to the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
A supremely elegant, finely composed and balanced riesling with a lifted floral perfume of lime and lemon backed by chalky undertones. It's classically presented, with a long, smooth and deeply layered palate with almost a fatty core of unctuous bright crystalline and candied citrus rind flavour underpinned by a fine, slatey texture. It finishes quite streamlined and dry, with admirable austerity but a lingering presence of vibrant, concentrated flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A slightly more effusive bouquet than the Polish Hill, the expressive lime juice fruit flavours likewise making this wine ready right from the word go, without compromising its ability to age
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A stylish and tightly presented riesling with balance, brightness and focus. Its pristine perfume of lime juice and lemon rind reveals undertones of tropical fruit and stonefruit. Laced with suggestions of melon and peach, its fine, taut and minerally palate is underpinned by fine, powdery phenolics, delivering almost an opulent expression of primary citrus-like flavour. Terrific persistence and chalkiness; a top effort.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Typically perfumed, fragrant aromas of ripe guava, mango and citrus fruits with a whiff of stone-fruit and lemon zest. Tangy, long and austere, with a rich, juicy palate bursting with vibrant fruit. Underneath lies a slightly phenolic backbone, while racy acids tie it neatly together. There were two bottlings of this wine in 2000, of which the Stelvin-sealed version is marginally inferior, but likely to live slightly longer.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the bouquet is intense, yet not exuberant, with some slate and spice aromas still in the course of the earliest stages of development; the long, clean and vibrant palate has crisp apple and lime flavours accompanied by excellent acidity. As often happens, is showing more in its youth than the Polish Hill, but in the course of time the positions will likely reverse.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; as ever, a pure and intense celebration of Clare Riesling with lime, citrus and a hint of mineral on the bouquet. The palate is perfectly balanced, again showing pure varietal fruit character, with fine lime, citrus and herb flavours; perfectly balanced, with a lingering finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; vibrant lime, spice and herb aromas on the bouquet announce a wine with an almost fleshy feel in the mouth, with glorious mid to back palate weight; typically elegant, yet very long.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998

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