Recognition

Category: Piccadilly Valley

“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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“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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“Top value Chardy with exciting energy and delicious fruit intensity.”  – Marc Malouf | Wine Worth Writing About – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023

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

Pale gold with cyan and silver reflections and a nose of orange blossom, floral apples, splice, grilled nectarine, ripe fig, pineapple sage, white pepper, oats/grains and a whisper of spearmint.

In the mouth it’s tart, dry and tense with driving …

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“Elegance and class abound.”  – 95 points | Regan Drew | Vino Notebook – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023

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

Medium-light straw with green highlights. Rich and floral. Full of freshly sliced stone fruit and apple, white blossoms, fig, white chocolate, a little peanut oil, a nuance of oyster shell brine, grapefruit citrus and white stones. Inherent fruit richness which …

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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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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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Length, balance and flow all have an air of assurance. – 93+ points | Campbell Mattinson | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Dec 2023

I had to double-check the vintage on this wine but it’s definitely a 2023 in 2023. Not that there’s anything greatly unusual about that.

Pear, lemon, a little flint, and sprays of hay and sawdust. Pure of fruit and integrated …

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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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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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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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