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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2018 Riesling

Tapanappa 2018 Eden Valley Riesling made for Tapanappa by Con Moshos, using the techniques honed at Petaluma as we worked together over the decades of the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Con selected the Bartholomeus Vineyard for this wine based on his experience at Mount Adam through the 10 years from 2005. Eden Valley Riesling also closes the circle for me as the last time I harvested Riesling from this wonderful cool region was in 1975, when I made the legendary 1975 Siegersdorf Riesling for Thomas Hardy and Sons.

The wine reflects the austere granitic soil, cool climate terroir of Eden Valley and is floral and bone dry.

 

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“Firm, fragrant, spice-riddled ” – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

It’s a firm, fragrant, spice-riddled pinot noir with blueberry and macerated cherry notes shot through with aromatic herb notes.

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“It’s creamy and leesy, textural and long, but not heavy in the least. ” – 2020 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Hand-picked fruit, chilled in trays, whole-berry pressed, fermented in French oak barriques (one-third new). Matured in barrel on full lees.

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“Give it time, it will be rewarded. ” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

This young chardonnay vineyard, just 13 years old, is starting to fully express itself. It’s a little racy in a chablis kind of way,

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2019 1.5M Chardonnay MAGNUM

Because of the small crop, 2019 Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay is exquisitely concentrated. Pale green/lemon in colour, the aroma is of white peach, canteloupe and the faint cinnamon and vanilla of Fench oak.

Typical of Tiers, the wine has a significant texture and is a riper and more advanced expression of the vineyard because of the earlier ripening Dijon clones..

Mellow and ripe the wine still has the finishing acid of the very cool climate Tiers Vineyard Again a light grape fruit bitterness lends a suitable end to the sweet fruit core of the wine.

2019 Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay is “a very age worthy expression of this unique Australian terroir”.

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Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2019 – Master Medal

Pale lemon-green; smoky-toasty oak, apricot, orange blossom, white peach; pristine, bracing acidity, mid-weight, richly fruited,

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Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 – Gold Medal

Quite delicate, but complex nose, hint of smoke, chalk, toast, and stone fruit. Palate has some creaminess,

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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2020 Riesling

2020 Tapanappa Eden Valley Riesling has a delicate green-gold hue. Typical of Eden Valley Riesling, the 2020 Tapanappa Riesling is very floral with some citrus blossom aromas. There is also the faint and delicate aroma of tea rose and a hint of jasmine. The floral bath-powder aromas are quintessential Riesling varietal character.

The palate weight is fine and delicate and despite the late picking almost austere, with a mouth-watering acid finish and lingering fruit sweet flavour.

Tapanappa 2020 Eden Valley Riesling is reflection of the Riesling variety grown in a perfectly suited terroir of a “distinguished site” vineyard.

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m 2016 Chardonnay 6 Pk

2016 Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay ripened early and fully because of the very warm growing season and the unique early ripening effect of the Dijon Chardonnay clones on de-vigorating rootstocks on close spacing and close proximity to the warm ground at night.

Riper honey and fig characters complement the typical Tiers Vineyard peach flavour and aroma and significant texture. The Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay is softer and richer than the old Tiers Chardonnay from across the road. The wine finishes with a grapefruit and quince nuance again typical of The Tiers 1.5M Vineyard terroir expression.

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2007 Chardonnay 6 Pk

2007 Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay is a very typical wine of the Tiers Vineyard in a good vintage. The aromas are subtle varietal white peach and clove, with marzipan and brioche contributed by the malo-lactic, yeast lees contact and oak.

A consistent terroir feature of Tiers Chardonnay is the significant texture followed by a savoury finish and the persistence of the flavours. The 2007 Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay will develop spicy honey and brulée characters with bottle age of up to 10 years.

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Live podcast “Cork Talk” with Tim Atkins MW

Listen to Brian’s live podcast “Cork Talk” with Tim Atkins MW on Brian’s thoughts about Australian fine wine and the future of fine wine world:

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“Thrilling Chardonnay” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

This parcel has performed so impressively in 2020, with trademark white-peach aromas and a subtle lemon-cream edge.

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“The intensity is impressive” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

This offers the same blend of lemon and white peach seen in the old-vine Tiers Chardonnay from this vintage,

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2010 Pinot Noir 6 Pk

Tapanappa 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is of medium colour intensity and is cerise in hue. The aroma of 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is of ripe fruit Pinot Noir without any hint of greener characters. Rich aromas of blackberry conserve with hints of rose and anise provide the fruit core with added complexity of earth and coffee. Despite its ripeness, 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir retains the ethereal qualities attributable to the cool maritime terroir.

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir 6 Pk

2013 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is the product of a warmer than average vintage from the very cool Foggy Hill Parawa site.

2013 vintage is proof of the adage that the best wines come from the coolest sites in the warmest years.

The colour is dense by Pinot Noir standards reflecting the sunny vintage effect on berry pigmentation and the effect of plucking the leaves from around the bunches before veraison.

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Croser reflects on 40 years of industry politics – and nothing much has changed!

On September 30 I retire by decree, as a director of Wine Australia after an eventful seven years including three quite different iterations of the board and two chairpersons,

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The Life of Brian

We can never know About tomorrow Still we have to choose Which way to go

You and I are standing At the crossroads Darling,

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2006 Cabernet Shiraz

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir

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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2015 Riesling

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Franc Merlot

Vintage Notes

2017 was one of the latest vintages on record despite being warm at 1585C days versus the average of 1487C days.

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Shiraz

Vintage Notes

2017 was one of the latest vintages on record despite being warm at 1585C days versus the average of 1487C days.

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Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley 2020 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

A cool start to the Autumn, slowed an even budburst in the Piccadilly Valley in early September.

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2020 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

A cool start to the Autumn, slowed an even budburst in the Tiers Vineyard in early September.

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m 2020 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

A cool start to the Autumn, slowed an even budburst in the Tiers Vineyard in early September.

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Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2019 – 92 points Silver

Tiers Vineyard replanted in 2003 to clones 76 and 95 at 1.5m row spacing. Close planting produces earlier ripening and fuller flavours,

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Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 – 93 points Silver

450m elevation; planted 1979, the first vineyard in the modern Adelaide Hills. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its planting,

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Definitus Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 – 94 points Silver

Characterful and energetic, this is probably the most distinctive pinot that Brian Croser has drawn from his Foggy Hill Vineyard yet.

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Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2017 – 94 points Silver

Signature Wrattonbully, from menthol-tinted aromatics and cassis-defined palate to fine-grained, powdery, chalk-dusted tannins. A cool season heightens tang,

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Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2017 – 95 points Gold

A cooler season works its magic, lifting the violet perfume of cabernet, the black pepper of shiraz,

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Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 – 96 points Gold “Top Rated”

15% of the fruit was placed at the bottom of the fermenting tubs, progressively crushed.

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Light yellow colour. The nose is reductive, smoky matchstick, a kiss of oak too, in balance. Small flowers,

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2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

If you cast your mind back to the very beginning of Covid last year you might think the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse got a head start when fires ravaged many vineyards in the Eastern States.

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The New Normal: Winemaking in the COVID environment

Describing himself humbly as a ‘single vineyard vigneron’, others in the wine trade might call Tapanappa’s Brian Croser ‘a vine and wine visionary’ or ‘innovator’.

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SALA Exhibition 2021

SALA Exhibition 2021
Patterns in the Landscape

An exhibition in response to the elements, forms,

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Whalebone Vineyard

The Whalebone Vineyard

Planted to the Cabernet varieties in Wrattonbully in 1974,

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Foggy Hill Vineyard

Foggy Hill Vineyard​

Planted with Pinot Noir on the Fleurieu Peninsula in 2003,

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Tiers Vineyard

The Tiers Vineyard

Planted with Chardonnay in the Piccadilly Valley in 1979,

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Brian’s Musings

Brian’s Musings
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Tiers Has A Hip Replacement

The Tiers Vineyard Old Block in the Piccadilly Valley is 41 years old, planted in 1980.

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2018 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard DEFINITUS Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir doesn’t need to taste like Burgundy to be good. This Tapanappa Definitus Pinot Noir 2018 is the example of this.

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay – 97 points

If you’ve got elite fruit power, don’t be afraid to show it. This has an Olympic athlete’s body: big frame,

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Distinguished Terroir

Choose your own 12 wines from our curated selection every 6 or 12 months and receive 20% off RRP. Offers will include access to rare back vintage wines as well as Cellar Door and Wine Club exclusive wines.

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3 Sites Cellar Pack

Double up on the Discovery wines and receive 6 bottles delivered to your door every 3 or 6 months. You will also receive a 15% discount on all Tapanappa wine purchases online and at our Cellar Door.

Current 3 Sites Cellar club pack includes:

2 x 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay
2 x 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
2 x 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

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3 Sites

Discover Tapanappa and enjoy wines personally selected by Brian Croser. 3 Wines delivered to your door every 3 months. You will also receive 15% discount on all Tapanappa wine purchases online and at our Cellar Door.

Current 3 Sites club pack includes:

1 x 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay
1 x 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
1 x 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

The Piccadilly Valley has a proud history of crafting great Australian Chardonnay, and was the original home of Petaluma.

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2017 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Brian Croser’s vision of a great Right Bank Bordeaux, realised. Or at least that’s the drift with this Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2017. Sometimes this Wrattonbully red can seem too ripe and too ambitious,

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“This makes an impression” 2020 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

I haven’t read the press notes on this wine but 2020 in the Adelaide Hills was an interesting time,

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“It had me hooked straight up” 2020 The Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley are all now well over 30 years old though some were planted in the late 1970s.

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2017 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Brian Croser’s vision of a great Right Bank Bordeaux, realised. Or at least that’s the drift with this Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2017. Sometimes this Wrattonbully red can seem too ripe and too ambitious,

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Bright ripe-peach and lemon aromas on offer here, framed in some spiced, hazelnut-like oak and nougat.

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Tough vintage, to say the least, and yet out if it you get something as beautiful as this classy chardonnay from the Piccadilly Valley.

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

A beautiful piece of wine machinery. Precision is everything here. That, and purity. Nectarine, lemon curd,

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

This vineyard was close planted along French lines with French clones and it really does have an impact on the wine.

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“A pretty impressive wine” – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

It’s a firm, fragrant, spice-riddled pinot noir with blueberry and macerated cherry notes shot through with aromatic herb notes.

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2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir

There are four hectares of pinot noir growing on the Foggy Hill vineyard; this is from a one-hectare strip.

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“A lavish wine” – 2017 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Lots going on here. Huge perfume of ripe plum, sage, violets, pot pourri, cedar. The palate is plush,

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“Wrattonbully the hero here”- 2017 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Seaspray, seaweed scents, a dusting of clove, cassis, some eucalyptus too. Evocative perfume. Dark fruit flavours,

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“A quiet achiever, needs time or cellaring” – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sour cherry and dark fruit profile, touch more of the savoury – almost hedgerow, stem like –

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“Classy Wine” – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Brian Croser’s Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot has evolved quite a bit over its existence, the style reaching for more delicacy every vintage.

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Somewhat puckered peach—skin, flesh, kernel—and a sniff off that often elusive match-strike that many a Chardonnay-lover desires.

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Tapanappa founder/winemaker, Brian Croser, calls the 2020 vintage “unique.” Despite COVID, bushfires and a severe frost in his beloved Tiers Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills,

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

This wine hails from the celebrated Tiers Vineyard, but there are subtle differences at play which imbues it with a different personality to the Tiers flagship wine.

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

If chardonnay is indeed making a comeback, it’s through wines like these where much of the excitement dwells.

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2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

“It’s young and will be even better next year” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Light yellow colour.

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2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

“Potential Plus” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Light straw colour. Cashew nut,

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South Australia 2021 – near perfect

Brian Croser reports on the 2021 vintage, which he describes as ‘perfection in a sea of uncertainty’.

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