Grosset 'Springvale' Riesling, Clare Valley 2016
94 Points Wine & Spirits
Grown at an elevation of 1,500 feet in Watervale, the vines at Springvale benefit from the water-holding capacity of limestone under the red loam soils. They produce a generous riesling, round and juicy, smoky with brisk mineral leesiness. The chalky feel of the acidity closes off the flavors, but after each sip, the fruit seems to pull through that chalk wall, lengthening the finish with lemon zest, lemongrass and tarragon. Decant this if you open it now; best to cellar for eight years or more, to allow the wine to open.