Recognition

Category: 2022

“Quite different to a lot of Australian Pinot Noir, and that’s no bad thing either.” – 94 Points | Gary Walsh | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Feb 2024

It smells almost steely to me, which I like, and in with that there’s a pleasing green herb, mint and rosy perfume, cherry and strawberry, some cedar/pencil oak too. It’s medium-bodied with excellent structure, the quality of the tannin here …

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“Impressive stuff”- 95 Points | Windsor Dobbin | WD Wine of The Week – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Windsor Dobbin
Source: WD Wine of The Week
Date: Feb 2024

The Tapanappa label is the result of a 40+ year mission of veteran winemaker Brian Croser and his family to make world-class wines from the most “distinguished sites” in South Australia. The Foggy Hill vineyard on the Fleurieu Peninsula might …

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“A refined kit.”- 94 Points | Ned Goodwin MW | JamesSuckling.com – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: James Suckling
Source: JamesSuckling.com
Date: Jan 2024

Smoked charcuterie notes are muddled with cardamon, dill and white pepper, conferring a savory tone without straying into verdancy. Red cherry, orange zest and rhubarb. A lovely mid-weighted pinot, fleet of foot and balletic. A refined kit of sinuous tannins, …

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“A very serious Pinot expression”- 92 Points | Angus Hughson | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Jan 2024

Lovely generous aromas of berry compote, damp earth, truffle and spice are seamless intertwined with quality French oak. It then takes a more savoury turn with touches of wood smoke, freshly turned earth with spicy, stalky tones building towards a …

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Gold Medal | Global Fine Wine Challenge 2023 – Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

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Source: Global Fine Wine Challenge
Date: Dec 2023

Silver Medal | The Global Chardonnay Masters 2023 – Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

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Source: The Drink Business
Date: Dec 2023

Gold Medal | The Global Chardonnay Masters 2023 – Tiers 1.5m Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

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Source: The Drink Business
Date: Dec 2023

“Builds effortlessly to a sustained long finish.”- 95 Points | Ray Jordan | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Ray Jordan
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Nov 2023

This vineyard was planted on the Fleurieu Peninsula by Brian Croser 20 years ago and it quickly established a reputation for high class Pinot Noir. The 2022 was the outcome of a low cropping, cool vintage, which is reflected in …

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Almost painfully intense and mouth-watering | 97 points | James Halliday’s Top 100 – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2022

Author: James Halliday
Source: James Halliday's Top 100
Date: Nov 2023

From a small area planted 1979, then replanted with Dijon clones on a very close 1.5m spacing, the fruiting wire only 50cm above ground level. The yellow grapefruit is almost painfully intense and mouth-watering, the finish hypnotic.

Drink to 2042…

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“Early complexity, which should only increase over time.”- 94 Points | Ken Gargett | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Ken Gargett
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Nov 2023

Brian Croser is one of Australia’s most innovative and legendary winemakers, a reputation forged over decades. At the Foggy Hill Vineyard on the Fleurieu Peninsula, he has turned his hand to Pinot Noir. This example is from the fine 2022

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“A joy to drink now but will drink well and develop for a decade at least.”| Max Allen | Australian Financial Review – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Max Allen
Source: Australian Financial Review
Date: Nov 2023

Like the chardonnay, this deceptively fresh, juicy and youthful pinot is a joy to drink now – all snappy cherry fruit – but will drink well and develop for a decade at least.…

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Scintillating chardonnay, so pure, fresh and intense | Max Allen | Australia Financial Review- Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

Author: Max Allen
Source: Australia Financial Review
Date: Nov 2023

Scintillating chardonnay, so pure, fresh and intense, with crystalline focus and thrilling presence. Ravishing now, in its youth, but will mature beautifully over many years.…

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‘Sublime conditions’: how La Nina paid off for a top Aussie wine label by Max Allen

Author: Max Allen
Source: Financial Review
Date: Nov 2023

Two decades after embarking on a passion project atop a foggy hill, Brian Croser is pouring wines that show the benefits of cooler vintages. From the upcoming Young Rich issue, out on October 27.

Max Allen Drinks columnist

I first …

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“An excellent wine on our hands here.”- 95 Points GOLD | Campbell Mattinson | Halliday Wine Companion – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: Halliday Wine Companion
Date: Nov 2023

It was a cool vintage but there’s plenty of weight to this release. There are ample twiggy spice notes too, or variations thereof, which is interesting given that the grapes were completely destemmed. Mace, green but fragrant herbs, and plum notes that …

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Classical in shape and style with very appealing fruit complexity and length.| 95 points | Andrew Caillard MW | The Vintage Journal – Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Author: Andrew Caillard MW
Source: The Vintage Journal
Date: Oct 2023

Medium deep colour. Pure strawberry, red cherry, touch herb garden/ dried roses aromas and flavours. Supple and fresh with lovely inky density and some underlying vanilla notes. Finishes chalky and minerally. Classical in shape and style with very appealing fruit …

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Foggy Hill with The Vintage Journal

Author: Andrew Caillard MW
Source: The Vintage Journal
Date: Oct 2023

Brian Croser’s Foggy Hill Vineyard in the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of McLaren Vale is one of South Australia’s most isolated vineyards. At its highest point at Parawa, it is possible to look over towards Encounter Bay where Matthew Flinders on …

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All beautifully built, melting but lively | 96 Points | Kasia Sobiesiak | The Wine Front- Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

Author: Kasia Sobiesiak
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Oct 2023

This is like the regular Tapanappa Chardonnay but better, but more. Cinnamon scroll laced with creamy, lightly sour icing, melting white chocolate praline with a refreshing minty nuance. It has a solid base of peaches and apples. Satin-like confident cool …

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It’s lively and very long finish. | 96 Points | Gary Walsh | The Wine Front- Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Oct 2023

A little struck match, grapefruit, lemon oil, apple and lime, cinnamon pasty dough, white chocolate and mint, so much presence and power, with bitter lemon and zinging acidity, and zesty tang. Biscuits too, on its lively and very long finish, …

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A great deal of savoury and fresh, vibrant and bursting with life. | 95 points | Kasia Sobiesiak- Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2022

Author: Kasia Sobiesiak
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Oct 2023

Gunflint. Ka-pow! This is pushing with such amazing energy to start. Zesty grapefruit, lemon pith and nectarines, all sitting on the just-underripe edge, zingy and zippy. A hint of cinnamon-dusted green apple, fresh dough and lavender with pink grapefruit. It …

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Needs a little time to settle, but really good. | 94 points | Gary Walsh – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2022

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Oct 2023

Matchstick, grapefruit and white nectarine, bit of cinnamon spice. Classic Hills Chardonnay with flinty texture, but also rich and cashew creamy, ribs of acidity, lively and zesty, a bit breathy with struck match at present, but pleasantly so for the …

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Excellent release. | 95 Points | Stuart Robinson | The Vinsomniac – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

Author: Stuart Robinson
Source: The Vinsomniac
Date: Aug 2023

Another “near perfect” vintage remarks Brian Croser in the notes accompanying the release. Slightly warmer than 2021, but like that vintage it’s considered spot on – compared to the run of warmer years in the decade from around the 2010s.

Exquisite …

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A creamy generosity, febrile energy and kaleidoscopic complexity all in one. | 96 points | Halliday Wine Companion – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2022

Author: Ned Goodwin MW
Source: Halliday Wine Companion
Date: Aug 2023

An incredibly intense chardonnay, mid-weighted and tightly furled. The edges are as chewy as they are sleek, with a parry of freshness melding with a thrust of oak, effortlessly subsumed by the sheer palate-staining extract. White peach, nectarine, peat and …

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It is among the country’s great | 97 points | Ned Goodwin MW | Halliday Wine Companion – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

Author: Ned Goodwin MW
Source: Halliday Wine Companion
Date: Aug 2023

While the 1.5m Chardonnay sibling is arguably more impressive on release, this is resinous and latent with multitudinous layers of flavour compressed by classy oak and juicy acidity. I like the way the fruit is subdued in a quasi-burgundian fashion, …

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Must-visit Adelaide Hills cellar doors

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Source: winecompanion.com.au
Date: Jul 2023

The Adelaide Hills is home to more than 50 cellar doors and over 90 wine labels. Less than half an hour from the CBD, the region is the ultimate weekend escape or long lunch destination. Take a cellar door tour …

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