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Tapanappa Adelaide Hills 2020 Shiraz 6 PACK

2020 Tapanappa Shining Rock Shiraz is a true expression of the cool climate of Shiraz.

Powerfully fresh and vibrant, the aroma is of blackberry puree edged with exotic Chinese spices, a unique varietal expression. Subtle star anise and polished leather add complexity to the aroma.

The flavour is instantly of fresh berry fruit with a sweet core but a savoury finish and a determined tannin.

These are the aromas and flavours of Shiraz grown in a cool and highly suited terroir.

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Whalebone Vineyard 2017 MIXED 6 Pack

Last Chance to get the beloved 2017 WHALEBONE Vineyard wines!

This 6-pack includes:

3* 2017 WHALEBONE Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

3* 2017 WHALEBONE Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

 

Available until 31 August

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This will develop beautifully | 94 Points | Campbell Mattinson – Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir 2019

There’s a lot of spice here, and autumnal effects, and general savouriness/earthiness in there with the fruit. I thought at first that it was peddling a bit too hard, but strangely enough the wine seemed to tighten and become more
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A Chardonnay masterclass | Jeni Port – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

This comes from a vintage in the Piccadilly Valley that Tapanappa winemaker Brian CrosBarrel fermented in French oak (33% new), left on lees until bottled in January 2022. A chardonnay masterclass from a master that brings complexity and concentration with …

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It’s all here, you just need time | 94 points | Jeni Port – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

The use of 1.5m in the wine’s title refers to its French-inspired close-planted 1.5m row spacing in the vineyard. The wine is regularly defined by its racy acidity, making it a different personality to its Tiers sibling. If you love …

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Something quite exciting | 93 points | Wine Companion – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

A quality chardonnay maker and a quality vintage adds up to something quite exciting. Pristine with layers of citrus, honeydew melon, stone fruit and plenty of tangy, fresh acidity to give it zing, this is definitely on the riper end …

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Exotic, dense, sapid smelling | Tim White | 2019 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Exotic, dense, sapid smelling. Iced white peach kernel. There’s a just-milled Egyptian Gold flour fruitiness about it. So, so dense. Plenty of fruit concentration evident on the palate too, although the flavours themselves are reserved and primal — like the …

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Bright and effortless | 18/20 | Andrew Graham – Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

It’s been another rough week here at Graham HQ, which means another noticeable lack of bottles opened. The wine sample department doth spilleth over, now extending from cupboard to a stack of boxes in the kitchen. Anyway, this is the
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It has backbone | 90 points | Huon Hooke – Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Bright, light-medium ruby-purple colour, the aromas fragrant and raspberry, strawberry tinged, while the wine is light bodied and softly textured, the tannins positive, powdery and cleansing the finish. Good fruit purity and it has backbone. It should mature in a
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Long lasting | 93 Points | Huon Hooke – Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir 2019

Medium depth of colour, still bright and fresh with a tinge of purple at the rim. The bouquet is spicy, whole-bunchy and quite complex, forest-floor and root-vegetable nuances chiming in with the red fruits and finished with a twist of
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TRUE TO STORY

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard, Photo by Jodie Pilgrim

A distinctive attribute of fine wine is that it endures, reposes in cellars often long after the maker and collector have sipped their last, to re-emerge at family celebrations or in more …

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Timing is the well spring of opportunity

Tapanappa, Brian Croser

Timing is the well-spring of opportunity. 

My generation, the “Boomers” have enjoyed pretty good timing and I know I have, and I am grateful. 

My career as a vigneron began with my training in the later 60’s …

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Members Only – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2005

The Whalebone Vineyard terroir exerts its strength in the Cabernet Shiraz blend as a combination of smoky Eucalyptus, anise and fresh earth aromas and flavours. The Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2005 Cabernet Shiraz has the fruit sweet core of ripe mulberry and blackberry provided by Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in the warm 2005 vintage. The Cabernet Franc provides a floral aroma note and silky tannin texture and has a much greater influence than the 10% component suggests. Dishes based on spring lamb lightly roasted with thyme or rare pigeon breast naturally balance and amplify the structure and flavour of Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2005 Cabernet Shiraz.
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Members Only – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Tapanappa 2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir is of medium colour intensity and is cerise in hue. The aromas are initially delicate and ethereal hinting at roses and their freshly cut stalks. More complex aromas emerge of dark chocolate and mocha and preserved cherries with a hint of anise. The flavours are sweet spicy and delicate and are poised against the tannin and acid in a savoury and linear structure. The alcohol remains unnoticed against the delicate but exotic water born flavours, the significant tannins and acid, beyond which the flavours are persistent. This the third exciting wine of the new Pinot Noir terroir at Maylands Farm at Parawa at the apex of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. The style of the 2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir is a more natural reflection of the terroir in a cooler year compared to the opulent 2008.
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Members Only – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2016

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. The 13 year-old Tiers 1.5M Vineyard has clearly confirmed its status as a “distinguished site” and the 2016 Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay “is a pure expression of a unique Australian terroir.”
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The Urgency Of Levy Reform

The CSIRO has sort of announced the redundancy of at least three senior scientists, experts and researchers in grapevine genetics and physiology at the Adelaide CSIRO offices located at the Waite Research Institute.

A further number of technical support staff …

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Levy Reform In The Australian Wine Community

Since 1929, a levy derived support system for the Australian wine community’s research and promotional programs has generated very large benefits.

The core rationale for these levies is that they are used to address market failure, those activities that have …

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Will develop beautifully | 94 Points | Gary Walsh – Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir 2019

There’s a lot of spice here, and autumnal effects, and general savouriness/earthiness in there with the fruit.

I thought at first that it was peddling a bit too hard, but strangely enough the wine seemed to tighten and become more
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A very strong release | 94 points | Gary Walsh – Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

This bottle is screwcap sealed. Aside that, it’s pretty clear that Tapanappa have done very well out of the 2021 vintage, as have many others.

Red fruits, spiced strawberry mainly, kind of autumnal, a little mint. It’s light to medium-bodied,
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Top tier. Top Tiers | 18.7 / 20, 95/100 | Andrew Graham- Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Top tier. Top Tiers.

This Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2021 is just a super Chardonnay. Something that does justice to the Tiers name, from a great (cool vintage), and in classical form. It’s a winning wine, that has but one flaw …

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Flagrantly fragrant | 9.4/10 | Max Crus – Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

This is quite possibly the most flagrantly fragrant red wine in Australia, you can smell it all night, or, at only 12.5 percent drink it too and still drive home.

9.4/10

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Superior, bountiful Pinot | 9.5/10 | Max Crus – Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir 2019

You don’t often see the winemaker mentioned on the front label, but with Brian in charge, why wouldn’t you?

It’s astonishing two wines from the same vineyard could be so different, yet still so lovely. This is superior, bountiful pinot
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A supreme ambassador of the variety and region | Tony Love – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

This comes from a vintage in the Piccadilly Valley that Tapanappa winemaker Brian Croser describes as “near-perfect”.  It’s a supreme ambassador of the variety and region, wafting at first with freshly cut grapefruit, a little orchard blossom then flowing straight into …

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2019 Definitus Pinot Noir

2019 Definitus Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is an “intense expression of the unique Definitus Foggy Hill vineyard site”. The wine is translucent with a deep carmine hue. The aroma is of ripe plums and blue berry fruits with the faint spice of stalks. The oak provides a complexing but muted Chinese 5 spice bouquet and all of this is reflected in the flavour of the wine. At a modest alcohol of 13.0%, the flavours are expressed without the interference of alcohol. The flavours are rich, ripe and lively and the tannins firm but rounded. 2019 Tapanappa Definitus Pinot Noir is the reflection of the perfectly ripe fruit from which it was made and is a “typical expression of the unique Foggy Hill terroir.”
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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2021 Pinot Noir

2021 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is an above average crop, cool vintage expression of the Foggy Hill terroir. The wine is translucent with a light purple-red hue. The aroma is floral and fresh with raspberry and strawberry fruit notes layered over the complex Foggy Hill ripe plum terroir expression. The aroma effect is ethereal. The flavours are lilting and fresh but intense, allowed to express fully by the very moderate alcohol. The tannins are forceful for such a delicate wine, but they are refined. 2021 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is the reflection of the perfectly ripe fruit from which it was made and is a “typical expression of the unique Foggy Hill terroir.”
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Silver | The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2022 – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir

Palish garnet with a hint of brick.

Correct.  Mid intensity.  Developing.  Red fruit, oak, herbal and spicy.

Dry, mid-low acidity, mid bodied, warm alcohol.  Decent grainy tannins.  Fruits follows through from the nose. Mid length.

Silver

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“Fresh but also quite potent” 96 Points | Anne Krebiehl MW – 2019 Tiers Valley Chardonnay

Subtle woodsmoke, Mirabelle jelly, wet loam and ripe lemon on the nose make for a dramatic and complex opening. The palate is immediately concentrated, a perfect calibration of creaminess and citric verve, all delivered with a super-fluid, smooth mouthfeel and …

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Three In A Row

Vignerons the world over, live with the caprice of nature, the weather God in particular.

The optimal result of a bountiful crop of outstanding quality grapes is a small sliver on the roulette wheel of weather dictated outcomes through a …

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An exercise in just-rightness | 94 points | Andrew Graham – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

You remember when I pumped up the little brother wine to this new Tapanappa Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay 2021? This is a significant step up. Different though.

Drawn from the close-planted block across the path from the original Tiers 1979 plantings …

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Richness and concentration | 94 points | Huon Hooke- Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Blend 2020

Medium to deep ruby colour with purple tinges. The bouquet is oaky and pungent, with some camphor and mint-eucalypt forest overtones, the palate a bit rasping and astringent when first poured, with the flavours turning to polished leather, red fruits …

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A bottle for the cellar | 18.5/20 | Andrew Graham- Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Blend 2020

A rarity, I guess. There is just this single release from Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard in 2020 as there was just 8 tonnes of grapes harvested due to crap flowering. Who’d want to be a grapegrower, eh? It’s a whole vineyard …

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Built for the long-term | 95 points | Angus Hughson – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Blend 2020

Deep crimson in colour followed by a compact and concentrated unashamedly claret stye with structure, fruit focus and longevity keys to its success. Robust blackberry, blackcurrant fruits to start well supported by spicy oak, then building with mulberry and graphite …

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Chardonnay May – Vertical Tiers 6 PACK

1 x 2013 TIERS VINEYARD Chardonnay

1 x 2015 TIERS VINEYARD Chardonnay

 1 x 2015 TIERS VINEYARD 1.5M Chardonnay

1 x 2017  TIERS VINEYARD Chardonnay

 1 x 2017 TIERS VINEYARD 1.5M Chardonnay

1 x 2019 TIERS VINEARD 1.5M Chardonnay

 
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South Australia’s cool 2022 vintage

Image of the current harvest at Foggy Hill Vineyard by Jodie Pilgrim.

It’s 3 pm on the first of April, April Fool’s Day, but nobody anywhere in the world is in prankish mode.

In the Piccadilly Valley in the centre …

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Yes, this is good | 94 points | The Vinsomniac – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

A sheeer delight from the get-go, with grilled peach and toasted hazelnuts. There’s a creaminess, almost a milky panacotta like offering, with perhaps a little herb – sage – steeped.

The palate is crisp, taut – a certain minerally quality …

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This is stunning | 96 points | Campbell Mattinson – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley are all now well over 30 years old though some are much older that that, having been planted in the late 1970s.

This is stunning. Intense with flavour, chalky …

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Mother’s Day Special Pack

For limited time only, we offer you the Mother's Day Special Pack !

The 3-pack includes:

1 x Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

1 x Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 

1 x Foggy Hill Vineyard Definitus Pinot Noir 2018

 + $30 voucher to use at Cellar Door 

+ Tapanappa Postcard for mother's Day wishes!

 

Offer Ends on April 29th. 

 
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A resonating finish | 97 points | Andrew Caillard MW – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Pale colour. Intense fresh grapefruit, lime, tonic water aromas with vanilla nougat notes. Fresh and creamy textured with grapefruit, lime, bitter lemon, stone fruit flavours, fine loose knit chalky, hint of al dente textures, lovely mid palate viscosity and bell-clear …

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Perfectly pitched | 97 points | Angus Hughson – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

There is self-assured confidence to this vintage of Tiers. It’s not all bells and whistles right now, with greater restraint than the 1.5M, more Puligny than Meursault. But what it is already showing is outstanding complexity with melon, citrus, florals …

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A delicious wine | 93 points | The Real Review – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Bright, light to mid-yellow colour leads into a complex and alluring bouquet of smoky barrel ferment and tropical fruits, traces of pineapple and melon conserve, the palate refined and lingering, taut and persistent, finishing with a slight grip. It neatly …

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Fine slinky textures | 98 points | Andrew Caillard MW – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

Pale colour. Beautiful grapefruit, apricot, cashew nut, roasted almond with underlying vanilla oak notes. Generous and supple with lovely apricot, white peach, grapefruit, grilled nut flavours, fine slinky textures, creamy mid-palate complexity, linear fresh acidity and integrated vanilla, hint crème …

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Outstanding value for money | 96 points | Angus Hughson – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

A big step up here from the Piccadilly label, with fruit off a portion of the Tiers vineyard replanted in 2003 with Burgundian clones at higher density than the original plots. Very pale in colour and embryonic, this is still …

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It drives with power and focus to a very long finish | 96 points | The Real Review – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

Pale lemon-yellow hue. Lemon curd, struck-flint and smoky-oak undertones. The palate fills with intense lemon blossoms and stone fruits, whilst savoury, smoky and stony minerality fill all the nooks and crannies of the mouth. Still incredibly tightly wound, it drives …

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Superb crunch and energy | 95+ points | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

Could be a good choice for people who are vertically challenged?

So flinty and tight, but has generosity of flavour with white peach, brioche, cashew and cedar, and a cool fennel perfume. Fine-boned, chalky texture, cool grapefruit acidity mixing it …

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Generosity of fruit combined with juicy acidity | 93 points | Angus Hughson – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

Brian Croser is very happy with the 2021 Adelaide Hills vintage, and so he should be as all the wines show an excellent mix of classic Chardonnay generosity of fruit combined with juicy acidity. This regional Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay is …

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Depth, length and interest | 92 points | Stuart Robinson – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

Ripe peach with a throw of toasted oak in the frame. Toast latterly morphs to a spice, grilled hazelnut, a peppery top note.A little creamy texture whips across the palate, oak spice backing that up with an expansive move through …

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Showing perfectly ripe fruit and superb precision | 96 points | Andrew Caillard MW – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

Pale colour. Attractive white peach, apricot, nectarine, grapefruit aromas with tonic water notes. Creamy textured and buoyant with abundant stonefruit, grapefruit flavours, fine slinky/ al dente textures, underlying nougat, hint aniseed notes and fresh long acidity. A very expressive chardonnay …

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Just a whole lot of admirably contained flavour | 93 / 100 | Australian Wine Review – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

Besides the obvious wine quality, what I always like about the new vintage release of the latest Tapanappa wines is the commentary from Brian Croser. Come for the Chardonnay, stay for the weather reports (just check out the proper detail …

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Great drive and it lingers very long | 93 points | The Real Review – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

Light straw-yellow hue. White peach, broken slate and smoked-nuts on the nose. The palate opens with intense white peach fruits, they flow with power from start to finish, all the while layers of smoky bacon fat and oyster-brine add complexity …

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So excellent | 94+ points | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2021

If you’re into statistics, and detailed weather information, then Brian Croser is the man for you. Being English, and specifically Northern English, anyone who knows me well will know that weather observation is a wonderful source of interest for me.…

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A century of South Australian climate change

Veteran of 52 vintages and the varying weather they have exhibited, Brian Croser, of Tapanappa in South Australia, wonders whether they’re in for a cooler period.

For the avoidance of doubt and of a fusillade of online scorn and abuse, …

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir MAGNUM

2014 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is the product of a slightly warmer than average vintage from the very cool Foggy Hill Parawa site. 2014 vintage was defined by the poor fruit set and low yields in an otherwise perfect growing season for Pinot Noir. 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 bunches before veraison. The fruit aroma is of spicy, sappy, ripe cherries with the floral notes that contribute to Pinot’s “peacock’s tail”. 2014 has contributed one of the most aromatic Foggy Hill Pinot Noirs yet. The palate similarly has intense fruit flavours that persist reflecting the aromas but with very definite tannin structure that provides a savoury finish. 2014 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is “a pure expression of the unique Parawa, Fleurieu Peninsula terroir”.
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95 points | The Wine Front – 2020 Tapanappa 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.

This is an intense glide of beautiful chardonnay flavour. It had me hooked …

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“Top value for money” 93 Points | Huon Hooke – 2020 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Medium yellow colour, with a very rich, multi-faceted bouquet of buttered toast, roast hazelnut and candle wax. The wine is intense and mouthfilling, soft and rounded, with a slight impression of sweetness balanced by harmonious acid and tannin on the …

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2021 Chardonnay Pre-Release



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Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley 2021 Chardonnay

The late ripening of a small crop in perfect cool, dry and sunny conditions, has again defined a very special Chardonnay from our unique vineyards in the distinguished Piccadilly Valley terroir. The 2021 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay is quite aromatically shy and restrained although the flavours are intense and the texture significant. The colour is lemon with a green sheen. The aroma is of ripe golden almost mushy peach with a croissant pastry complexity imparted by yeast and French oak. The flavour is full, ripe and sweet with a savoury acid and grapefruit finish.
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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m 2021 Chardonnay

The 2021 Tiers 1.5M is a delicate green-yellow colour, very similar to its older vine sibling. The aroma is restrained, more of white peach than nectarine and with the slight brioche and cinnamon-vanilla complexity of the yeast and oak. The flavour is intense and very fruit ripe and fresh. The aroma is dominated by the intensity of the Chardonnay fruit. The flavour is intense but refined reflecting the aroma with exceptional fruit sweetness and length of flavour. The trade-mark Tiers texture is offset by the acid and grapefruit finishing cut of the Tiers Vineyard.
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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2021 Chardonnay

The late ripening of a small crop in perfect cool, dry and sunny conditions, has defined a very special Chardonnay from the unique and distinguished Tiers Vineyard terroir. The colour is pale lemon green. The aroma is shy but intensely fresh, mainly of Chardonnay fruit, ripe nectarine with a hint of yeast cashew and oak spice. The aroma compels the need to taste, which amplifies the intensity and freshness but with refined fruit sweetness and texture. Finally, the cutting edge of acid and slight grapefruit finish of a wine that may not yet have the power of the 2020 Tiers but has a finesse that is remarkable.
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Tapanappa Adelaide Hills 2017 Shiraz 6 PACK

Intense carmine colour typical of Shiraz but still vaguely translucent. The aroma is of blackberry and spiced plums, some anise with hints of fine leather. This is a big wine in structure and flavour with determined tannins to backup the sumptuous sweet fruit middle. This 2017 Shiraz is a wine for the ages, worthy of decades in the cellar. It is the pure expression of the unique Shining Rock Vineyard terroir.
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The Tiers Vineyard

2016

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Foggy Hill Vineyard

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Members Only – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2004

First and foremost the 2004 Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz is the taste of the Whalebone Vineyard. The terroir delivers complexity involving the aroma and taste of dusty earth and Eucalypt smoke. A glass of Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz is translucent and a vibrant cerise colour. The aroma is built in layers with a core of Cabernet Sauvignon mulberry and clove surrounded by the blackberry and liquorice of Shiraz. A central sweet fruit flavour follows on with dry dusty tannins turning creamy as the persistence of the fruit, earth and smoke creates length. 2004 Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz is from a cool dry sunny year and is much longer than it is wide. Spring lamb lightly roasted with thyme and rosemary is the natural dish to amplify the flavours and structure of the wine.
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Members Only – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2015

Tapanappa 2015 Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay is unmistakably a reflection of the unique terroir of The Tiers distinguished site. It has the ripe stone-fruit aroma and flavour and the significant texture of Tiers Chardonnay. Because of the precocious Bernard clones and the reflected ground warmth of the low slung 1.5m vineyard, Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay ripens earlier and more completely than the older vine Tiers Chardonnay. The texture is rich even though the natural acid provides tautness and the flavours are of luxuriant ripe Chardonnay with a slight quince finish.
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Members Only – Tapanappa Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz 2007

2007 Tapanappa Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz has the very ripe fruit flavours and texture of this exceptionally small and early vintage. Despite the ripeness the alcohol is in balance and the silky ripe tannins meld with the ripe fruit flavours. The 2007 Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz retains the elegant structure and the earthy, anise and Eucalypt smoke flavours of the Joanna, Wrattonbully terroir. 2007 Tapanappa Wrattonbully Cabernet-Shiraz is “a pure expression of the unique Joanna Wrattonbully terroir”.
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Members Only – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

2016 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is defined by the cool maritime site at Parawa and by the extraordinary warmth of the 2016 vintage. The colour is deep and the hue purple red. The wine is intense and brooding, the latent liveliness and freshness overshadowed by the ripe complex black fruit aroma and flavour of the warm ripe vintage. The wine has a significant tannin profile; they are ripe elegant tannins that will serve the wine well through bottle age. No ephemeral, lightly aromatic, soft tannin wine here, Tapanappa 2016 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir stamps its foot and says “savour me over time.” Most importantly, 2016 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is a “pure expression of the unique Parawa, Fleurieu Peninsula terroir.”
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“Fresh but also quite potent” 92 Points | Anne Krebiehl MW – 2020 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

A most tender nose unites an overtone of jasmine with gentle notes of hazelnut and a citric note of creaminess. The palate shows concentration immediately and quite some punch – that is accompanied by equally pronounced freshness. The mid-palate has …

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“Sleek, thoroughbred beauty” 94 points | Anne Krebiehl MW – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

A lovely sense of smokiness precedes the hazelnut notions on the nose. A touch of ripe yellow plum adds an irresistible sense of juiciness. The palate then unites exquisite, soaring freshness with absolute linearity and concentration. A toasty sense of …

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“Beautiful, vivid and memorable.” – 2019 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Subtle woodsmoke, Mirabelle jelly, wet loam and ripe lemon on the nose make for a dramatic and complex opening. The palate is immediately concentrated, a perfect calibration of creaminess and citric verve, all delivered with a super-fluid, smooth mouthfeel and …

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Tapanappa Unveils Latest Chardonnay Vintage

As a pioneer of Australian cool-climate viticulture, Brian Croser was the first to plant Chardonnay in the Adelaide Hills – now his latest vintage is out.

Few people can claim pioneer status in the 21st century but Brian Croser …

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