Grosset 2022 Rieslings Reviews

Grosset 2022 Rieslings Reviews

Wine Reviews by Barry Weinman: 20th October 2022

On the world stage, and here in Australia, riesling is one of the great bargains. At a time when top-end local chardonnays are selling for $130 – $200 a bottle, the very best rieslings in the country are selling for less than half this amount.

At the top of the tree sits Grosset, and the 2022 release has seen the price creep up a little, but the wines are still tremendous value, given the quality, reputation and rarity that the wines represent.

You will need to be quick if you want to buy them, as they will sell out quickly.


GrossetSpringvale – Riesling – 2022. Pretty, pretty, pretty. This has superb aromatics on the nose that morph instantly into the corresponding flavours on the palate. Fine, elegant, almost ethereal, with lime, talc and pear notes all expressing. Amazing length and intensity, yet this is so so approachable. The minerality and intensity really build on the finish. Brilliant fruit with structure to support ageing. Irresistible. 95pts – $51.

GrossetPolish Hill – Riesling – 2022. Taut, restrained and closed, yet this is powerful and very, very intense. There is an almost essence-like intensity, yet this is balanced and completely seamless, supported by very fine acidity. Drinking now? Sure, but this is a wine that I would definitely be popping into the cellar for a decade or more. Exceptional! 96pts – $75.

GrossetAlea – Riesling – 2022. This is a different style and, yet again, the result is very impressive. Here, the fruit is fragrant, supple and a touch restrained, whilst the phenolics have been carefully managed to build texture and mouthfeel. Serious, this is impactful and has the depth to work with a variety of food styles, and could even take a touch of chilli. Very good indeed. 94pts – $45.

PenfoldsCellar Reserve – Riesling – 2021. Much more restrained and taut, but no less impressive. Here the limey citrus notes dominate, both from a fruit and acid perspective. The lime-like acidity of the very long finish is a defining feature of the wine. Very cellar-worthy, but also would be brilliant with freshly shucked oysters. The wonderful fruit really opens in the glass. 95pts – $50.