The latest Grosset newsletter just announced the release of the 2008 Piccadilly Chardonnay, which, if anything, made me realise it's about time I drunk that 2007 Piccadilly off the rack! At its best Grosset's Chardonnay easily rates with South Australia's finest (check 2004-95pts and 2005-94pts).
Brightly scented with radiant tones of white stonefruit, melon and nuts, Grosset's 2007 also reveals a generous extract of butter/vanilla oak aromas. Initially quite elegant and sophisticated, its smoothly textured palate presents a similarly refined character profile as the nose, however, it tails off a bit towards the finish, ending slightly raw with faint bitter undertones.
O After tasting Grosset's 2007 Chardonnay back in Sep '09, I optimistically hoped a further 6 months bottle age might help it integrate. Unfortunately, this hasn't happened. Drink to 2012.