Recognition

Category: 2019

Elegant and Sophisticated | 93 points | James Suckling – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir 2018

Author: JamesSuckling.com
Source: James Suckling
Date: Dec 2022

A juicy red with dried flowers, ripe strawberries and cedar. Some leather and tobacco, too. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a tangy and fresh finish. Drink now or hold.

93 points

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2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard DEFINITUS Pinot Noir has made James Halliday’s TOP 100

Author: James Halliday Top 100
Source: The Australian
Date: Nov 2022

James Halliday’s Top 100 wines for 2022 have been revealed! 

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard DEFINITUS Pinot Noir has made the prestigious list.

2019 Foggy Hill DEFINITUS Pinot Noir

Bramble, briar and black tea

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Will definitely offer plently more in the coming years | 92 Points | Angus Hughson – Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir 2019

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Sep 2022

The 2019 vintage of Definitus is a highly seductive release bursting with fruit flavour, particularly in the dark fruit spectrum. There is a delicious and powerful blend of dark cherry and fruits of the forest that offer quite a forceful
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This will develop beautifully | 94 Points | Campbell Mattinson – Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir 2019

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Aug 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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Exotic, dense, sapid smelling | Tim White | 2019 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: Tim White
Source: timwhite.com.au
Date: Aug 2022

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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Long lasting | 93 Points | Huon Hooke – Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir 2019

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Jul 2022

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

Author: Anne Krebiehl MW
Source: Falstaff
Date: May 2022

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

Author: Anne Krebiehl MW
Source: https://www.falstaff.com/en/
Date: Feb 2022

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

Author: Anne Krebiehl MW
Source: Falstaff
Date: Feb 2022

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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“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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Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2019 – Master Medal

Author: The Drinks Business
Source: The Global Chardonnay Masters 2021
Date: Dec 2021

Pale lemon-green; smoky-toasty oak, apricot, orange blossom, white peach; pristine, bracing acidity, mid-weight, richly fruited, layered and textured, spicy, long. More-ish. Savoury. …

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Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2019 – 92 points Silver

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

Tiers Vineyard replanted in 2003 to clones 76 and 95 at 1.5m row spacing. Close planting produces earlier ripening and fuller flavours, yielding a generous style in this warm year. Pristine white peach fruit glimpses at mandarin exotics, underscored by …

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Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 – 93 points Silver

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

450m elevation; planted 1979, the first vineyard in the modern Adelaide Hills. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its planting, this fabled site experienced a much warmer vintage than average in 2019. Classic fig and white peach notes have edged toward …

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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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An exquisite wine from an extraordinary vintage – SOLD OUT 2019 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

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

Pale straw-colored, the 2019 Chardonnay Tiers Vineyard comes from the original plantings made in 1979 at 450 meters above sea level. Entirely barrel-fermented in one-third new French oak with the balance in second- and third-use barrels, it boasts subtle scents …

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