Recognition

Category: Foggy Hill Vineyard

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

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: www.winefront.com.au
Date: Jun 2022

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

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: https://www.winefront.com.au/
Date: Jun 2022

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

Author: Max Crus
Source: www.maxcrus.com.au
Date: May 2022

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

Author: Max Crus
Source: www.maxcrus.com.au
Date: May 2022

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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Silver | The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2022 – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir

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Source: The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2022
Date: May 2022

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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“Long, layered, lovely” – Silver | The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2022 – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Source: The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2022
Date: Dec 2021

Pale ruby, some brick red, interesting nose, some dried grass, hay, spearmint, dried herbs, but also sweet red berry and vanilla, then fresh orange. Palate also mixed sweet chocolate and vanilla oak and ripe berry fruit with some orange and …

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94 points Silver | Tyson Stelzer – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Definitus Pinot Noir

Author: Tyson Stelzer
Source: Halliday Wine Companion 2022
Date: Aug 2021

Characterful and energetic, this is probably the most distinctive pinot that Brian Croser has drawn from his Foggy Hill Vineyard yet. The best clones in the best part of the site unite in a savoury style, filled with beetroot, Moroccan …

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96 points Gold “Top Rated” | Halliday Wine Companion 2022 – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Tony Love
Source: Halliday Wine Companion 2022
Date: Aug 2021

15% of the fruit was placed at the bottom of the fermenting tubs, progressively crushed. Each block was pressed separately, and clonally, then settled and matured on full lees in one-third new barriques for 10 months. A darker note of …

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94/100 | Andrew Graham – 2018 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard DEFINITUS Pinot Noir

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: Oz Wine Review
Date: Jul 2021

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

It’s a Pinot of rippling power. Of tannins and conviction. A Bordeaux drinkers Pinot Noir, if you’re still …

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“A pretty impressive wine” 92+ points | Campbell Mattinson – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: May 2021

It’s a firm, fragrant, spice-riddled pinot noir with blueberry and macerated cherry notes shot through with aromatic herb notes. In fact it’s quite earthen, almost beetroot-like, with a sweetness to the finish in the context of its dry/earthen style. This …

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94 points | Campbell Mattinson – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: May 2021

There are four hectares of pinot noir growing on the Foggy Hill vineyard; this is from a one-hectare strip. It’s planted at a density of 4444 vines/hectare, using clones 115 and 777, all planted on rootstock.

Firm, ripe and convincing. …

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“A quiet achiever, needs time or cellaring” 93 points | Stuart Robinson – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Stuart Robinson
Source: The Vinsomniac
Date: May 2021

Sour cherry and dark fruit profile, touch more of the savoury – almost hedgerow, stem like – than I necessarily recall. For that depth of aromatics, it carries a lightness to itself; silken in its flow across the palate and …

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“Classy Wine” 93 points | Andrew Graham – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: Australian Wine Review
Date: May 2021

Brian Croser’s Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot has evolved quite a bit over its existence, the style reaching for more delicacy every vintage. It doesn’t always get there, but the trade-off is a wine with no shortage of power. It’s easy to …

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95 Points | Angus Hughson – 2018 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard DEFINITUS Pinot Noir

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Captain Wine Pilot
Date: May 2021

For Foggy Hill the 2018 Definitus is quite open for business at a young age, no doubt thanks to the warm and dry vintage. Bright mid cherry in colour, there is a powerful core of dark and red cherry fruits …

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“It’s only going to get better.” 93/100 | Andrew Graham – 2019 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: Oz Wine Review
Date: May 2021

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

It doesn’t always get there, but the trade-off is a wine with no shortage of power. It’s easy to …

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A pretty impressive Pinot Noir – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: Wine Front
Date: Mar 2021

It’s a firm, fragrant, spice-riddled pinot noir with blueberry and macerated cherry notes shot through with aromatic herb notes. In fact it’s quite earthen, almost beetroot-like, with a sweetness to the finish in the context of its dry/earthen style. This …

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The best Foggy Hill Pinot Noir made to date – 2017 Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir

Author: James Halliday
Source: The Weekend Australian Magazine
Date: Mar 2021

2017 gave Foggy Hill the growing season and vintage it craved for. In terms of varietal character, texture, structure, balance and length, the wine can’t be faulted. It is by some distance the best Foggy Hill Pinot Noir made to …

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A complex and delicious Pinot Noir – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Winepilot
Date: Mar 2021

Foggy Hill is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and is one of the coldest places on the Australian mainland. It creates a very unique style of Australian Pinot – particularly savoury, spicy and even meaty wines. The wines are also …

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“A more generous and complex Pinot Noir” 91 points | Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir

Author: Joe Czerwinski
Source: Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Date: Mar 2021

The 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir is a blend of Clones 115 and 777 from a strip of vines over the site’s shallowest soils. Winemaking is similar to the rest of the vineyard’s production, and maturation takes place …

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“An ethereal Pinot Noir with accents of floral and fresh spice” 90 points | Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Joe Czerwinski
Source: Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Date: Mar 2021

More floral and ethereal in character than the sturdier 2018, the 2019 Pinot Noir Foggy Hill Vineyard delivers notes of fresh herbs, black tea, roses, cherries and cranberries. Medium-bodied and silky in texture, it also weighs in with 0.8% alcohol …

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“A delicious glass of Pinot” 95 points | Huon Hooke – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Mar 2021

Medium to deep ruby colour with purple tints and a complex bouquet of smoky, vegetal, possibly whole-bunch fermented characters, some notes of char-grilled vegetables, all melded with raspberry-like fruit aromas. Hints of humus and Campari. The wine is intense and …

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“Has many years ahead of it” 94 points | Stuart Knox – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Stuart Knox
Source: The Real Review
Date: Mar 2021

Bright and vibrant ruby colour from core to rim. Black cherry, iodine, smoke and vegetable broth aromatics. Intense from the palate entry, dark cherry fruit shows early then morphs into multiple savoury layers of smoke, meat and undergrowth. Quite mouth-filling, …

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“It reminds me of a little French village called Gevrey-Chambertin.” 96 points | Angus Hughson – 2019 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Captain Wine Pilot
Date: Mar 2021

I can’t help but think that warmer years are helping Foggy Hill. Not that the wines from cooler years are not delicious, but they are generally quite savoury and need some time to put flesh on their bones. But no …

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Exquisite, haunting, certainly captivating – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: Stuart Robinson
Source: The Vinsomniac
Date: Jul 2020

Cool site, warm year, as Brian Croser pitches it in the accompanying letter – detailed, and insightful as ever – with the sample.
An expressly aromatic take on Pinot Noir: Chinese five spice, sandalwood, something Plum like, a touch of

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