The first Tapanappa wine made from a vineyard that it doesn't own, from 50yo vines. Purity is its long suit on the bouquet and palate alike, with lemon/lime/Granny Smith apple the suite of aromas and flavours. It is developing slowly, and still needs time.
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One of three “Tapa” outings from Brian Croser’s Piccadilly vineyard and from one of the warmest years he’s ever seen (though without heatwave spikes). This wine is delightfully ripe in its stone fruit spectrum, with a roasted/grilled peach note and associated charry senses lifting from the glass as well, adding depth but neatly balanced by a refreshing acidity, offering palate tension and savoury, textural finishing length.
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The only negative about this beautiful Chardonnay is that Brian Croser only bottles 500 dozen. It sits at $79 a bottle but if you are into the best of the best get on the Tapanappa website today.
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.
2019 - 2032
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.
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. ★★★★☆
Our 2013 Whalebone Vineyard has collected Gold at the 2017 Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.
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.
Award: Platinum - Best Australian Chardonnay
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.