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Tapanappa 2007 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir - 91 Points & 4 Stars

Author: 
Nick Stock
Source: 
Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009
Review Date: 
May 2009

Plenty of vinous cherry fruit aroma and some briary forest characters here, earthy, the oak is spicy and sits up in the mix, strong anise, some clove too. Fine gentle tannins and ripe soft fruits, liquorice and flighty cherry fruit flavour. Musky balanced finish.

Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2004

Author: 
Wayne de Nicolo
Source: 
SW Magazine
Review Date: 
1st February 2008

A pricey but very impressive South Australian offering from Brian Croser of Petaluma fame. High quality fruit strikes you from the first mouthful-cranberries, plums and blackcurrants ? and it has good structure and fine tannins.

Sunday Times Top 100

Author: 
Peter Forrestal
Source: 
Sunday Times
Review Date: 
14 December 2008

Fragrant, succulent, powerful and complex.

Worth Collecting - Tapanappa 2007 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Windsor Dobbin
Source: 
Travel & Living Issue 37
Review Date: 
January 2009

The first release from the experimental Foggy Hill vineyard. Very varietal and proudly unfiltered, it's made from grapes from a vineyard that is at the highest point of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It's idiosyncratic and superb.

Drink with barbecued duck.

Worth collecting - Tapanappa 2007 Tiers Chardonnay

Author: 
Windsor Dobbin
Source: 
Travel & Living Issue 37
Review Date: 
January 2009

From the winemaker's family vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills, this is indisputably one of Australia's finest chardonnays. Barrel-fermented and lees-stirred, it has wonderful varietal character with superb fruit assisted by subtle oak.

Drink with free-range roast chicken.

Tapanappa 2007 Chardonnay - 5 Stars

Author: 
Fergus McGhie
Source: 
Canberra Times
Review Date: 
10th of December 2008

Sometimes, you feel spoilt being asked to review wines. Drinking this chardonnay is one such occasion. Made by Brian Croser, it comes from his family's vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. every chardonnay technique has been applied in the making, yet the power of the fruit remains, it is focused and pure, with and incredible finish. Wow.

Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2007

Author: 
Peter Forrestal
Source: 
Qantas
Review Date: 
December 2008

Two of the country's finest chardonnays come from this Adelaide Hills vineyard - the outstanding 2004 Petaluma Tiers and this sublime white. It's fine, subtle yet complex with nutmeggy oak and purity of fruit. Smoothly viscous and tight, finishing with light minerality.

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot 2005 - 92 Points

Author: 
Tyson Stelzer
Source: 
Wine Business Monthly
Review Date: 
Decmeber 2008

Finely assembled by Brian Croser, this is an expressive Merlot with loads of rich black fruits, savoury spice and hints of fruit cake. The palate is tight and full bodied, supported by dark chocolate oak and fine long tannins.

Wine Pick of the week

Author: 
Patrick Haddock
Source: 
FoodInFocus.com.au
Review Date: 
December 2008

If you've got a special occasion coming up you'd want a wine like this. If you haven't, buy it anyway and put it in the cellar as the legendary Brian Croser is responsible.

This is a grand wine with its head nodding towards the aristocratic wines of France but its heart is distinctively Australian. There's lifted blackcurrant fruit on the nose with violets, spice and a whiff of meaty jus. The palate is wonderfully soft with a black fruit core, notes of cedar and leather ending with great length and persistence. A wine with a sense of place and that place is in my cellar!

Try with Lamb studded with garlic and rosemary and a rich meat reduction

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