Recognition

Category: Tiers Vineyard

“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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An exercise in just-rightness | 94 points | Andrew Graham – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

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

You remember when I pumped up the little brother wine to this new Tapanappa Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay 2021? This is a significant step up. Different though.

Drawn from the close-planted block across the path from the original Tiers 1979 plantings …

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Yes, this is good | 94 points | The Vinsomniac – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

Author: Stuart Robinson
Source: The Vinsomniac
Date: Apr 2022

A sheeer delight from the get-go, with grilled peach and toasted hazelnuts. There’s a creaminess, almost a milky panacotta like offering, with perhaps a little herb – sage – steeped.

The palate is crisp, taut – a certain minerally quality …

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This is stunning | 96 points | Campbell Mattinson – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Mar 2022

The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley are all now well over 30 years old though some are much older that that, having been planted in the late 1970s.

This is stunning. Intense with flavour, chalky …

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A resonating finish | 97 points | Andrew Caillard MW – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

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

Pale colour. Intense fresh grapefruit, lime, tonic water aromas with vanilla nougat notes. Fresh and creamy textured with grapefruit, lime, bitter lemon, stone fruit flavours, fine loose knit chalky, hint of al dente textures, lovely mid palate viscosity and bell-clear …

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Perfectly pitched | 97 points | Angus Hughson – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

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

There is self-assured confidence to this vintage of Tiers. It’s not all bells and whistles right now, with greater restraint than the 1.5M, more Puligny than Meursault. But what it is already showing is outstanding complexity with melon, citrus, florals …

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A delicious wine | 93 points | The Real Review – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

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

Bright, light to mid-yellow colour leads into a complex and alluring bouquet of smoky barrel ferment and tropical fruits, traces of pineapple and melon conserve, the palate refined and lingering, taut and persistent, finishing with a slight grip. It neatly …

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Fine slinky textures | 98 points | Andrew Caillard MW – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

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

Pale colour. Beautiful grapefruit, apricot, cashew nut, roasted almond with underlying vanilla oak notes. Generous and supple with lovely apricot, white peach, grapefruit, grilled nut flavours, fine slinky textures, creamy mid-palate complexity, linear fresh acidity and integrated vanilla, hint crème …

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Outstanding value for money | 96 points | Angus Hughson – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

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

A big step up here from the Piccadilly label, with fruit off a portion of the Tiers vineyard replanted in 2003 with Burgundian clones at higher density than the original plots. Very pale in colour and embryonic, this is still …

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It drives with power and focus to a very long finish | 96 points | The Real Review – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

Author: Stuart Knox
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Mar 2022

Pale lemon-yellow hue. Lemon curd, struck-flint and smoky-oak undertones. The palate fills with intense lemon blossoms and stone fruits, whilst savoury, smoky and stony minerality fill all the nooks and crannies of the mouth. Still incredibly tightly wound, it drives …

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Superb crunch and energy | 95+ points | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2021

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Mar 2022

Could be a good choice for people who are vertically challenged?

So flinty and tight, but has generosity of flavour with white peach, brioche, cashew and cedar, and a cool fennel perfume. Fine-boned, chalky texture, cool grapefruit acidity mixing it …

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95 points | The Wine Front – 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Feb 2022

The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley are all now well over 30 years old though some were planted in the late 1970s.

This is an intense glide of beautiful chardonnay flavour. It had me hooked …

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“Sleek, thoroughbred beauty” 94 points | Anne Krebiehl MW – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

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

A lovely sense of smokiness precedes the hazelnut notions on the nose. A touch of ripe yellow plum adds an irresistible sense of juiciness. The palate then unites exquisite, soaring freshness with absolute linearity and concentration. A toasty sense of …

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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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“It’s creamy and leesy, textural and long, but not heavy in the least. ” – 2020 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: Jeni Port
Source: https://www.winecompanion.com.au
Date: Dec 2021

Hand-picked fruit, chilled in trays, whole-berry pressed, fermented in French oak barriques (one-third new). Matured in barrel on full lees. From a year of frost and fire comes, according to Brian Croser, a ‘miracle’. The 2020 offers a celebration not …

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“Give it time, it will be rewarded. ” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: Jeni Port
Source: https://www.winecompanion.com.au
Date: Dec 2021

This young chardonnay vineyard, just 13 years old, is starting to fully express itself. It’s a little racy in a chablis kind of way, sporting brisk acidity and keen, juicy fruit. Opens with aromas of lemon blossom, all lemony clean …

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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 Chardonnay 2019 – Gold Medal

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

Quite delicate, but complex nose, hint of smoke, chalk, toast, and stone fruit. Palate has some creaminess, vanilla oak, toast, smoke, some warmth, along with peach and pear fruit, then some apple freshness. Good. Layered, youthful. Lively and chalky.…

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“Thrilling Chardonnay” 97 points | No.46 of Top 100 Wines of Australia 2021 | James Suckling – 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: James Suckling
Source: www.jamessuckling.com
Date: Oct 2021

This parcel has performed so impressively in 2020, with trademark white-peach aromas and a subtle lemon-cream edge. The oak is so well integrated here. There’s impressive seamlessness on the palate with citrus-nuanced stone fruit carrying so long and fresh. Thrilling …

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“The intensity is impressive” 94 points | James Suckling – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: James Suckling
Source: www.jamessuckling.com
Date: Oct 2021

This offers the same blend of lemon and white peach seen in the old-vine Tiers Chardonnay from this vintage, with greater oak influence reading in the wine for now. The intensity is impressive, with acidity driving a vivid, powerful palate. …

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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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95 points | Huon Hooke – 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Aug 2021

Light yellow colour. The nose is reductive, smoky matchstick, a kiss of oak too, in balance. Small flowers, quite lovely fruit-driven aromas. The palate is soft and round and refined, tapering a bit towards the back. The acid is a trifle firm, …

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