Recognition

Category: Foggy Hill Vineyard

Tapanappa with The Vintage Journal

Author: Andrew Caillard MW
Source: The Vintage Journal
Date: Dec 2022

What these wines unequivocally showed is that the Croser vision for grand Australian wines has come to reality.
Image by Milton Wordley

The sharp-minded, deliberate and controversial Brian Croser has been a forceful and polarising advocate of Australia’s fine wine …

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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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An initially seductive wine with surprising structure underneath | 93 points | Angus Hughson – Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

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

(1330 HDD vs 1331 HDD). More HDD measurements! Every vineyard! GIVE US THE STATS. Seriously,

93 Points

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

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: Australian Wine Review
Date: Jul 2022

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

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

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

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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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

Author:
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

Author:
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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