Recognition

Category: 2023

“No question of its quality.”  – 95 Points | Campbell Mattinson | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: May 2024


There’s a cooling aspect to this, with its jasmine and seaspray notes, but its core is nutty and peachy, and while it feels measured it also has a presence. This is a fine chardonnay. Stonefruit, pear and salted nut characters …

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“Masterfully tempered by brilliant structure and immaculate balance.”  – 96 Points | Tom Kline | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Tom Kline
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: May 2024

Planted in 1979, the Tiers Vineyard is purportedly the first to have been planted in the Piccadilly Valley since the 19th century. It’s a revered site with a history of producing hugely successful Chardonnay wines made by powerhouse Australian wine …

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“Layer upon layer of concentrated flavour . . . and bounce.” – 95 Points | Jeni Port | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Mar 2024

If Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay hails from the “new” block of French Bernard clones planted in 2003, fruit for this Tiers Chardonnay is off the “old” block, the original block established in 1979. A cool vintage and low yields bring good …

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“Everything is in place.” – 96 Points | Jeni Port | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5 M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Mar 2024

The Adelaide Hills 2023 vintage was the coolest of the four consecutive cool vintages since 2020. To quote winemaker, Brian Croser, the ’23 Chardonnays are far from “overt.” I find that re-assuring, the vintage speaks and it’s beautifully fine with …

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“Captures the Adelaide Hills archetypal Chardonnay beautifully.” – 93 Points | Jeni Port | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Mar 2024

Bright green-gold hues introduce an immediately engaging and open young Chardonnay. Captures the Adelaide Hills archetypal Chardonnay beautifully in delicious citrus and stone fruits – bright and energetic – aided by juicy, filigree fine acidity that drives the wine long. …

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“A wonderful wine.”  – 5 Stars | Lester Jesberg | Winewise – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Lester Jesberg
Source: Winewise
Date: Mar 2024

Naturally, there is a close relationship between this wine and the preceding one. The 1.5m comes from younger vines, but both were made from hand-picked grapes that were chilled to 2°C, and air-bag pressed before fermentation in French barriques, one …

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“The long, creamy, acid-fresh palate is a delight.”  – 5 Stars | Lester Jesberg | Winewise – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Lester Jesberg
Source: Winewise
Date: Mar 2024

The nose reflects a cool site and vintage, offering suggestions of grapefruit, fig and white nectarine supported by lees complexity and a whiff of oak toastiness. The long, creamy, acid-fresh palate is a delight.…

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“Offers aromas and flavours that strongly reflect white nectarine”  – 4 Stars | Lester Jesberg | Winewise – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023

Author: Lester Jesberg
Source: Winewise
Date: Mar 2024

This wine offers aromas and flavours that strongly reflect white nectarine. Lees contact imparts an attractive nuttiness, and acidity drives the palate at this early stage.…

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“Its intensity and length mark it out as a classic Chardonnay.”  – 96 Point | Gary Walsh | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

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

Only 2011 was cooler than 2023 (of recent vintages) in the Piccadilly Valley, as expressed in HDD at 1093°, versus the long term average of 1135°. This is from a block planted in 1979,  the clone unknown.

Pear, grapefruit and lemon …

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“The texture is a highlight.”  – 96 Point | Gary Walsh | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

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

From a section of the Tiers vineyard close planted in 2003 using the Bernard clones 76 and 95. This is same same, but different to the old vine Tiers, a little fleshier, but it’s the texture that’s the main point …

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“This hits the precipice of elegant and fine Australian Chardonnay”  – Marc Malouf | Wine Worth Writing About – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Marc Malouf
Source: Wine Worth Writing About
Date: Feb 2024

Pale gold with cyan reflections and a tight, but beautifully nuanced nose of orange and apple blossom, white peach, pear, apple, lemon, finger-lime, sugarmelon, dried galangal, cashew and honey nougat, fennel, a touch of spearmint, ocean salinity and a hint …

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“Serious stuff”  – Marc Malouf | Wine Worth Writing About – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Marc Malouf
Source: Wine Worth Writing About
Date: Feb 2024

Pale gold with cyan and silver reflections and a nose of honeysuckle, pear, fleshy lemon and lime, white pineapple and peach, white pepper, chervil, coriander seed, ripe fig, candied almond, custard, butter, spearmint and anise. Saint Aubin vibes! In the …

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“Fruit focused, but remaining delicate and intense.” – 95 points | Regan Drew | Vino Notebook – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Regan Drew
Source: VinoNotebook
Date: Feb 2024

Pale lemon with green highlights. Fruit focused, but remaining delicate and intense. Pear, apple, sherbet, warm cinnamon spice, grapefruit and preserved lemon citrus, clove oil and torn brioche. Delicate texture, with precision and focus. Pomme fruit and grapefruit echoes after …

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“An exquisite, benchmark wine” – 96 points | Regan Drew | Vino Notebook – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Regan Drew
Source: VinoNotebook.com
Date: Feb 2024

Pale lemon hue. Floral and fragrant. Pomme fruit and blossom, easy roast roast nut delicacy, soft honey, bread crust, ground salt and grapefruit pith.  Such flow and evenness with incredibly complex layers of fruit and winemaking that swirl and writhe …

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“Layered and energetic” – 94 points | Steve Leszczynski |QWineReviews – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023

Author: Steve Leszczynski
Source: QWineReviews.com
Date: Feb 2024

A layered and energetic Chardonnay from Tapanappa, this Piccadilly Valley comes from a cool and late vintage – the coolest of four successive cooler years from 2020.

Seeing a third new French oak, a creme brulee and caramel creaminess talks …

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“A treat and then some.” – 96 points | Steve Leszczynski |QWineReviews – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Steve Leszczynski
Source: QWineReviews.com
Date: Feb 2024

And you thought the Tiers 1.5m was something special? Woah! This is a treat and then some. The Tiers from Tapanappa has quite rightly built itself a reputation over the years and this further cements its standing as one of …

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“Refined and tense, concentrated and yet seamlessly textured and composed”Intense, focused and bright” – 96 points | Huon Hooke | The Real Review – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Feb 2024

Lighty toasted cashewnut aroma, hints of vanilla and almond-meal, the palate refined and tense, concentrated and yet seamlessly textured and composed. The wine is very smooth and rounded, with plenty of acidity but you barely feel it. Lovely depth of …

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“Intense, focused and bright” – 95 points | Huon Hooke | The Real Review – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5 M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Feb 2024

Restrained straw/dried-herb aromas, the palate searingly intense with strong lemon/grapefruit flavours and lively acidity which is felt throughout the mouth. Intense, focused and bright on the tongue, super-refreshing and almost tangy, with a gorgeous fruit-sweet core and a cleansing, refreshing …

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“It’s just glorious Chardonnay.” – 96 points | Steve Leszczynski |QWineReviews – Tapanappa Tiers 1.5 M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Steve Leszczynski
Source: QWineReviews.com
Date: Feb 2024

Finesse and purity all the way. The step up in class is evident compared to the Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay, this Tapanappa Tiers 1.5m is calming and stylish with a charismatic swagger.

It glides and sways with ease. The presence of …

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Ample fruit intensity – 93 points | Huon Hooke | The Real Review – Tapanappa Eden Valley Riesling 2023

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Jan 2024

Very light lemon and lime tints. Lime curd and white flowers on the nose. Palate shows similar characters with the addition of baking pastry and a seaside minerality, adding complexity and character to the flow. Acidity works well in the …

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Vibrant and intense – 93 points | Huon Hooke | The Real Review – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Jan 2024

Light yellow-straw colour; nougat aromas, toasted nuts and honey, the palate delicate, refined, high-acid and tangy, refreshing and bright on the tongue. A vibrant and intense, piercingly focused wine that lingers long and refreshes. The fruit is doing most of …

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