Recognition

Category: Tiers Vineyard

98/100 | Ray Jordan – 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: Ray Jordan
Source: The West Australian
Date: Aug 2021

If you cast your mind back to the very beginning of Covid last year you might think the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse got a head start when fires ravaged many vineyards in the Eastern States. But their work was …

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay – 97 points

Author: David Sly
Source: Decanter
Date: Jul 2021

If you’ve got elite fruit power, don’t be afraid to show it. This has an Olympic athlete’s body: big frame, strong muscle, yet supple. The palate gently flexes a range of flavours through the long ride – stonefruit orchard, a …

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: WinePilot
Date: Jun 2021

The Piccadilly Valley has a proud history of crafting great Australian Chardonnay, and was the original home of Petaluma. This wine shows the same combination of bright, youthful and complex fruit in an elegant style. The wine is pale golden …

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“This makes an impression” 92 Points | The Wine Front – 2020 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Jun 2021

I haven’t read the press notes on this wine but 2020 in the Adelaide Hills was an interesting time, no doubt. There’s plenty of fruit power here. And texture. And form. It feels powerful and well honed and, indeed, has a …

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“It had me hooked straight up.” 95 points | The Wine Front – 2020 The Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Jun 2021

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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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: James Suckling
Source: James Suckling
Date: Jun 2021

Bright ripe-peach and lemon aromas on offer here, framed in some spiced, hazelnut-like oak and nougat. The palate has quite punchy, fresh stone-fruit flavors and acidity holds the finish taut. Drink now. Screw cap. 

92 Points

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: Ray Jordan
Source: Western Australia
Date: Jun 2021

Tough vintage, to say the least, and yet out if it you get something as beautiful as this classy chardonnay from the Piccadilly Valley. Lot of white peach and nectarine characters with a pristine purity. Crisp fine minerally acidity and …

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95 points | The Wine Front – 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Jun 2021

A beautiful piece of wine machinery. Precision is everything here. That, and purity. Nectarine, lemon curd, flint, cream and cedar characters. It’s pure, focused and long; it’s scintillating. Drink this now and it’s spectacular but its best days remain ahead.…

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95/100 | Ray Jordan – 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

Author: Ray Jordan
Source: Western Australia
Date: Jun 2021

This vineyard was close planted along French lines with French clones and it really does have an impact on the wine. The extended time on full lees until February 2021 had also played a part in building palate texture and …

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: Tim White
Source: Tim White
Date: May 2021

Somewhat puckered peach—skin, flesh, kernel—and a sniff off that often elusive match-strike that many a Chardonnay-lover desires. There’s a wheaty, grainy edge to it also. Has a bracing, briny breeze on a beach-type thing about it, and it’s loaded with …

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Captain Wine Pilot
Date: May 2021

Tapanappa founder/winemaker, Brian Croser, calls the 2020 vintage “unique.” Despite COVID, bushfires and a severe frost in his beloved Tiers Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, he uses the word in an upbeat way. Flowering and fruit set in the vines …

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94 Points | Jeni Port – 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Captain Wine Pilot
Date: May 2021

This wine hails from the celebrated Tiers Vineyard, but there are subtle differences at play which imbues it with a different personality to the Tiers flagship wine.

• It’s younger in vine age, planted 2003.
• It’s planted to French …

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96 points | Jeni Port – 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Captain Wine Pilot
Date: May 2021

If chardonnay is indeed making a comeback, it’s through wines like these where much of the excitement dwells. The trio of Tapanappa Adelaide Hills chardonnays are about cool climate viticulture, attention to detail and commitment to a style that is …

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2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

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

“It’s young and will be even better next year” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

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

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“Potential plus” 95 points | Huon Hooke – 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

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


Light straw colour. Cashew nut, straw, biscuit and creamy lees aromas, restrained and fresh and delicate, but extremely intense and concentrated on the middle palate. The acidity is searing, a trifle domineering perhaps, but will easily be absorbed by any food. Long,

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Long, long persistence | 95 Points | Huon Hooke| 2017 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

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

Light straw colour. Cashew nut, straw, biscuit and creamy lees aromas, restrained and fresh and delicate, but extremely intense and concentrated on the middle palate. The acidity is searing, a trifle domineering perhaps, but will easily be absorbed by any food. Long, …

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“South Australia’s top-scoring white wines: 20 to try” – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: Olivia Mason
Source: Decanter
Date: Apr 2021

With Spring approaching this 20 March, white wines may begin to take an edge this time of year. Whether looking for crisp and refreshing styles or complex and full bodied, South Australia’s top-scoring white wines from the 2020 Decanter World …

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“South Australia’s top-scoring white wines: 20 to try” – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: Olivia Mason
Source: Decanter
Date: Apr 2021

With Spring approaching this 20 March, white wines may begin to take an edge this time of year. Whether looking for crisp and refreshing styles or complex and full bodied, South Australia’s top-scoring white wines from the 2020 Decanter World …

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“Righteous stuff. All class” – 2016 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: Mike Bennie
Source: Wine Business Magazine
Date: Apr 2021

All class. Layers to bouquet and palate, inward concentration, exceptional length and fine tuned oak/lees work implicit. It offers nectarine to marzipan and cinnamon spice. The palate shows richness but freshness of acidity with a core of flint-like minerality. Righteous …

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Another solid Adelaide Hills Chardonnay – 2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: Australian Wine Review
Date: Mar 2021

While not quite of the same calibre as the exceptional Tiers, this Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 is another solid Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
Tight and citrussy lemon butter style, the palate very much driven by tangy grapefruit and less about …

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An exquisite wine from an extraordinary vintage – SOLD OUT 2019 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: Joe Czerwinski
Source: Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Date: Mar 2021

Pale straw-colored, the 2019 Chardonnay Tiers Vineyard comes from the original plantings made in 1979 at 450 meters above sea level. Entirely barrel-fermented in one-third new French oak with the balance in second- and third-use barrels, it boasts subtle scents …

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The intensity is almost forbidding in its youth. An excellent wine; better in another year or two – SOLD OUT 2019 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

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

Very light, bright yellow hue. A powerfully expressive bouquet of cashew-nutty, oaky, oatmeal biscuit aromas, the palate very intense and penetrating, concentrated and high-impact. The finish is ultra-dry, appetising and refreshing. The intensity is almost forbidding in its youth. An …

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A slightly subtler, more restrained, refined wine than the old-vine Tiers – 2019 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

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

Huon Hooke
Huon Hooke

Light, bright yellow hue. Gently smoky, nutty, straw-like bouquet, complex and gently reductive, the palate fine and tensioned, precise and delicate yet intense and long. It has a delicious core of sweet stone-fruit flavour balanced by …

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Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 (Adelaide Hils, SA)

Author: Tim White
Source: www.timwhite.com.au
Date: Jan 2021

Somewhat puckered peach—skin, flesh, kernel—and a sniff off that often elusive match-strike that many a Chardonnay-lover desires. There’s a wheaty, grainy edge to it also. Has a bracing, briny breeze on a beach-type thing about it, and it’s loaded with …

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