Tapanappa News, Articles & Reviews

“just a baby” - 2016 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
HuonHooke.com
Review Date: 
3rd August 2017

This has a lovely red-cherry and cherry-liqueur like bouquet laced with spices and some subtle foresty characters - possibly whole-bunch derived. It's showing considerable complexity already. The wine is full in the mouth and quite firm, with abundant youthful tannins. It's just a baby and needs more time to soften and mellow out. An excellent pinot.
95 points
2019 - 2032

“Love this vineyard's wines” - 2016 Foggy Hill Pinot

Author: 
Peter Chapman
Source: 
QLD regional papers
Review Date: 
4th August 2017

Love this vineyard's wines and here is another great reason for you to get on board with them. A deeper coloured pinot reflecting more powerful red fruit flavours than you will discover in many pinots.
Rating 95/100

“a pleasure to drink” - 2016 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Lester Jesberg
Source: 
WineWIse
Review Date: 
July 2017

The beguilingly perfumed nose, suggestive of dark cherry and dried herbs, is captivating, and shows a whiff of oak. This supple, intense wine is a pleasure to drink, although the fine tannins provide the framework for cellaring. ★★★★☆

All three Chardonnay's in the Top 150

Author: 
Tyson Stelzer
Source: 
Tyson Stelzer's Wines of the Year 2017
Review Date: 
June 2017

Top 10 Wines under $80- Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
Drink 2017-2025 | 96 points
The first vineyard planted in the modern era of the Adelaide Hills remains one of the greatest, producing chardonnay of profound generosity, exactingly honed with focused acidity and finely structured, mineral texture. In length, line and sheer, undeviating preci- sion, this is one of the greats.

Decater World Wine Awards Best Australian Chardonnay

Source: 
Decanter
Review Date: 
May 2017


Award: Platinum - Best Australian Chardonnay
Score: 95
Tasting notes:
Floral, smoke and citrus fruit bouquet. Great palate - pure, steely, stately and linear. There's great poise and concentration here, with flavours of white peaches, lemon pith and spice. The balance and length are admirable. Will develop well.

Wine Companion 2017

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Review Date: 
May 2017

Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

66/34%, matured for 21 months in French oak (70% new). Spent close on 3 years making its way into bottle, an especially long time for a blend such as this, but it clearly needed it; there is a complex interplay between rich blackcurrant, cedar, cigar box and dried herbs, and a persistent tattoo of fine-grained tannins on the very long paplte. Cork.

Rating 96
To 2037

Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2013

85/15%. The first thing you notice is the liveliness of it; the second is the easygoing complexity; the third is the long chains of tannin. Tobacco and earth run through boysenberry and blackcurrant; smoky oak plays a subtle role. Cork.

Rating 96
To 2030

Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

2017 Vintage Report by Brian Croser

A CONTRADICTORY VINTAGE

2017 vintage was very late in each of Tapanappa’s 3 distinguished sites. The single outstanding feature of the 2017 vintage was that each of the phenological events of the vine’s growing season was delayed by 2 to 3 weeks compared to the average.

The wonderful feature of a delayed harvest is that the grapes undergo the heat sensitive final accumulation of aroma, flavour and colour in much cooler conditions.

“powerful chardonnay” - 2015 Tiers Chardonnay

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review Date: 
March 2017

A generous, full-bodied, powerful chardonnay with aromas of cashew, pear, creamy lees, and a fairly strong oak component. There is richness and amplitude in the mouth; a trace of grip adds authority to the finish. More complexity will build over time.

94 points

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