“Here’s a riesling in which white peaches are pitted against cherry blossom and chamomile, with a cascade of honeysuckle and pears in the background. Full-bodied and very pithy with some good, crunchy acidity that provides a backbone to the exuberant stone and tropical fruit.”
“This is a project started in 2002 by Jeffrey Grosset, the Clare Valley Riesling grower, and Robert Hill-Smith, who then headed up Yalumba. They harvest altwernating rows of vines in Eden Valley, then make their wines separately, coming together to create the final blend. Their 2017 is tight, floral and brisk, with a structure that aligns all of its salty lemon-pith and green-apple flavors in a firm finish. It’s youthful and needs six to eight years in a bottle to evolve.”
"This joint venture between the Grosset and Hill Smith families continues to shine. It's tight, lean and austere at this young age, showing the delicate yet powerful notes of tart lime and crushed stone that bode well for aging up to 15 years or so."
"Jeffrey Grosset and Robert Hill-Smith collaborate on this wine, a blend from two Eden Valley vineyards: Grossman, planted in 1944, and Miles, planted in 1982. Both are north-facing slopes at 1,400 feet. The harvest team picks alternate rows for Grosset and Hill-Smith, who make their own wines separately, later meeting to taste the various lots and decide on a final blend. In 2015, the wine is juicy, linear and clean, more fruit expressive than Grosset’s Clare Valley rieslings, with scents of orange blossoms and a succulent texture, the kind of clean, talc-edged riesling that should develop into a marmalade-rich maturity with ten years in bottle."
"The Mesh 2015 Riesling is gorgeous with an expressive lime cordial and orange blossom nose, with hints of petrol, honey and coriander seeds. This Riesling is light-bodied, dry and crisp, and there are plenty of citrus and spice flavors leading to the perfumed finish."