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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m 2020 Chardonnay

2020 Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay stands alongside its older sibling, the 2020 Tiers Old Block, as an equal but with the subtle differences of its close spaced, French clone, earlier ripening habit. Both wines are truly outstanding vintage examples of the Tiers special terroir.

The Tiers 1.5M is slightly yellower than its older sibling. The aroma is more open and ripe, more of peach than nectarine and with some elderflower and custard sweetness. The flavour is intense and very fruit ripe and fresh. There is significant texture and fruit sweetness and exceptional length of flavour. The trade mark texture is offset by the acid and grapefruit finishing cut of the Tiers Vineyard.

The delayed ripening of a very small crop in perfect cool, dry and sunny conditions, has defined a very special Chardonnay from the unique and distinguished Tiers 1.5M Vineyard terroir.

2020 Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay is “a very special vintage of a unique wine defined by a truly distinguished vineyard terroir”.

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Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley 2020 Chardonnay

The delayed ripening of a very small crop in perfect cool, dry and sunny conditions, has defined a very special

Chardonnay from our unique vineyards in the distinguished Piccadilly Valley terroir.

The colour is pale lemon. The aroma is of ripe peach and cantaloupe with the vanilla slice combination of vanilla,

custard and pastry imparted by yeast and French oak.

The flavour is full, ripe and sweet with a savoury acid and grapefruit finish.

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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2019 Riesling

Tapanappa is defined by its “distinguished site” philosophy. This is the fifth release of a wine from a distinguished site not owned by Tapanappa. Con Moshos has identified the 50 year old Bartholomeus Vineyard in Eden Valley as a “distinguished Riesling site”. Late harvested at the end of March, the Riesling fruit was vintaged in the fastidious fashion that Con and I have developed over the past 3 decades. The wine reflects the austere granitic soil, cool climate terroir of Eden Valley and is floral and bone dry

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Our winery and cellar door are located just 25 minutes from Adelaide at the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley.

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Distinguished Sites

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Since its foundation in 2002, Tapanappa has expanded its vineyards beyond the Piccadilly Valley as Brian adhered to the core philosophy that continues to drive his winemaking practice,

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Tapanappa is the 21st century chapter of an adventure that pioneered the modern era of the Adelaide Hills wine region.

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Welcome to Tapanappa Wines

Tapanappa is the continuation of the 40-year mission of pioneering winemaker Brian Croser and his family to make world-class wines from the most “Distinguished Sites” in South Australia.

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Chardonnay satisfaction – now officially at ‘phwoar’ level – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

This is now the third bottle of Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2018 and each time it gets better.

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The Master Winemaker 100: Brian Croser [Tapanappa Wines]

Earlier this year, The drinks business published a guide celebrating the talent of the winemakers who have scooped the highest accolade of our Global Masters tasting series,

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Wine Companion 2021

Eden Valley Riesling 2018
Founded on the philosophy of fealty to distinguished single sites,

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From an Australian optimist

In the spring an old man’s fancy lightly turns to cheering us all up. Brian Croser ruminates in the Adelaide Hills.

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Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 – 94 points

The warm season is certainly reflected in this wine, with honey, fig and even brulee,

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Exquisite, haunting, certainly captivating – 2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Cool site, warm year, as Brian Croser pitches it in the accompanying letter – detailed,

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Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 – 94 points

Super fine lemon and fresh-peach aromas on offer here. The oak is nicely bedded-in with background,

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Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 – 92 points

The Piccadilly Valley has a proud history of crafting great Australian Chardonnay, and was the original home of Petaluma.

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A Fighter For Fine Wine

There have been few more influential figures in the modern history of Australian wine than Brian Croser.

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We have a wine of swagger here, a bold wine but a vital wine – 2016 Whalebone Cabernet Franc Merlot

Merlot makes up 44% of the wine, while cabernet franc is 56%. Always good to see franc holding sway.

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Looking back at Australian Chardonnay

I think it was Xavier Bizot who had the idea of celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the planting of the Tiers vineyard in the Adelaide Hills in 1979.

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2020 Vintage Report – Unforgettable

Note this report was also published at https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/south-australia-2020-unforgettable

Last time I wrote about the emerging 2020 vintage I was branded ‘a denier’,

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2018 Pinot Noir

Vintage Notes

2018 vintage was another in an increasing frequency of above average temperature vintages.

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Needs time – 2016 Whalebone Cabernet Franc Merlot

Bright and deep ruby-red colour. Loads of toasty oak and green rhubarb, eucalyptus and red licorice.

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Sensational wine – 2016 Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz

Black olive hue with red edges. So many moving parts to the bouquet: cedar, dark soy,

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The palate is refreshing – 2018 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Medium to light straw-yellow hue, with a dominant note of sawn-timber and cedary oak in the aroma.

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Welcome to The Tiers Vineyard,

We’ve missed seeing you around. While we cannot greet you personally and pour your wine today,

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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2019 Riesling

Winemaking Notes

Tapanappa 2019 Eden Valley Riesling made for Tapanappa by Con Moshos, using the techniques honed at Petaluma as we worked together over the decades of the late 70’s,

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Global Chardonnay Masters success

The 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay has won Gold at The Drinks Business 2019 International Chardonnay Masters

This continues a fantastic run,

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Top shelf Chardonnay – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

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.

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It’s rich and powerful – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Light to medium yellow hue, with a lightly smoky, wheaty-oak and roasted cashew nut bouquet,

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An impressive young Chardonnay – 2018 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Bright, light yellow colour, the bouquet and flavour big on citrus fruits, driven by lemon;

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Conveys quality – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Intoxicating. Perhaps the laziest descriptor there is. Yet, it conveys the allure of premium Adelaide Hills,

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Much bigger and more generous – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

A very rich, full-bodied wine, much bigger and more generous than the 2017, a real mouthful.

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An outstanding wine – 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

A very fragrant, aromatic, cool-year bouquet; a wine of great subtlety and delicacy. Great poise and intensity,

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Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 – 90 points

Medium to light straw-yellow hue, with a dominant note of sawn-timber and cedary oak in the aroma.

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Shiraz

Vintage Notes

2016 was a very dry and much warmer than average El Nino dominated vintage at Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard in Wrattonbully.

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Tapanappa Adelaide Hills 2017 Shiraz

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Franc Merlot

Vintage Notes

2016 was a very dry and much warmer than average El Nino dominated vintage at Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard in Wrattonbully.

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Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 – 94 points

Off to the Yarra Valley tomorrow, so why not taste a few Adelaide Hills Chardonnays.

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Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 – 93 points

Unusually it seems exotically aromatic, Indian sandalwood and spice; touches of stonefruit and citrus, more traditionally,

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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2018 Riesling

Winemaking Notes

Tapanappa 2018 Eden Valley Riesling made for Tapanappa by Con Moshos, using the techniques honed at Petaluma as we worked together over the decades of the late 70’s,

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Impressive wine, inherently complex – 2017 Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir

There are four hectares of pinot noir growing on the Foggy Hill vineyard; this is from a one-hectare strip.

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A very attractive premium regional wine – 2017 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Brian Croser is undoubtedly the Godfather of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, first planting the region to the variety some 40-odd years ago.

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Latterly it asserts itself, dark and pronounced – 2017 Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir

Something akin to a block level wine off the Fleurieu’s Foggy Hill Vineyard. The Definitus strip being a sub-Ridge formed where ferruginuous sandstone comes close to the surface.

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Very savoury and quite delicious – 2017 Foggy Hill Vineyard “Definitus” Pinot Noir

This is smoky and savoury, scented with dried herb and dried flowers like the regular Foggy Hill,

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Nice depth to the colour – 2017 Definitus Pinot Noir

Nice depth to the colour. instantly smoky, peaty, charry nose. Cloves and rosemary wrestle with graphite and a charming tease of mulberry fruit.

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Wine Companion 2020

Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
This is the oldest of the three Tiers Vineyard blocks,

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m 2018 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

2018 vintage was very warm in Tapanappa’s Tiers Vineyard.

Although amongst the warmest vintages on record,

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2018 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

2018 vintage was very warm in Tapanappa’s Tiers Vineyard.

Although amongst the warmest vintages on record,

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Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley 2018 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

2018 vintage was very warm in Tapanappa’s Piccadilly Valley vineyards.

Although amongst the warmest vintages on record,

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2017 Definitus Pinot Noir

Definitus

DEFINITUS is an apotheosis on the Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir journey. After 14 years of careful observation across the 3 Pinot Noir clones on 4 rootstocks,

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The wine is rich and soft – 2015 Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz

Deep, dark colour with a subtle purple trace, and the bouquet is earthy, woodsy, savoury and dry.

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Juicy, supple and warming – 2015 Whalebone Merlot Cabernet Franc

A ripe, rounded, fleshy red with accents of sweet-vanilla and coconut. Juicy, supple and warming.

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It’s big, round and fruit sweet, with plenty of supple tannin – 2015 Whalebone Merlot Cabernet Franc

Deep, rich red with a tinge of brick-red in the colour, the bouquet strong on eucalyptus with menthol and linament notes.

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A wine of Terroir – 2015 Whalebone Merlot Cabernet Franc

Perenially exemplary Australian take on a classic right-bank (Bordeaux) blend.

Quite sullen, sitting there under a heavy oak shroud.

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Tapanappa Adelaide Hills 2016 Shiraz

Vintage Notes

In an ironical twist, the opportunity to buy fruit from this vineyard represents a full turn of the wheel as I established Shining Rock Vineyard at Nairne in the Adelaide Hills in 2000.

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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2017 Riesling

Winemaking Notes

Tapanappa 2017 Eden Valley Riesling is the third wine made for Tapanappa by Con Moshos,

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2019 Vintage Report – Small, Dry and Moderate

The description of the 2019 harvest is worthy of a politician or two.

The most startling aspect of the 2019 vintage in the Piccadilly Valley and to a lesser extent Wrattonbully,

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Complex and confident – 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

This is the oldest of the three Tiers vineyard blocks, with 2ha planted in ’70 of what Croser calls the OF clones,

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Extreme depth of flavour – 2015 Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz

A delicious, well-made wine with ripe, vibrant fruit. What sets this wine apart from others is the extreme depth of flavour.

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Wine Club

Join the distinguished Tapanappa Wine Club and build your premium wine collection today!

As a member you will enjoy a 3 pack of Tapanappa wines including museum releases four time a year for $150 per delivery.

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Exceptional detail and power – 2017 Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay

A complete wine with exceptional detail and power. It has a core of lemony fruit plus hints of beeswax,

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Delivers a superb drinking experience – 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

A classy wine with a delicate fragrance of white flowers, fresh pears, oatmeal and lemon.

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It has balance, flavour and elegance nicely sewn up – 2017 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Well priced, well made, well grown and well flavoured. If I was out and about and I saw this,

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Intense and Savoury – 2017 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Wafting oatmeal aromas introduce a textural palate brimming with juicy lemon flavours. There is a beautiful vein of integrated acidity supporting the fruit.

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Blow me down. This is beautiful. – 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard are now well over 30 years old, some 40+.

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Slippery-smooth and racy with acidity – 2017 Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay

From a section of vineyard re-planted to Bernard clones in 2003. The vines are planted 1.5 x 1.5 metres apart,

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2015 Merlot Cabernet Franc

Vintage Notes

2015 was a very dry and slightly warmer than average vintage at Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard in Wrattonbully.

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Shiraz

Vintage Notes

2015 was a very dry and slightly warmer than average vintage at Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard in Wrattonbully.

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Another great Tapanappa Chardonnay – 2017 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Another great Tapanappa Chardonnay. Sourced from a block of close-planted vines planted in 2003 on the Tiers property,

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2017 vintage looking very good – 2017 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Does nothing to supress my urge to visit this site. Looking very good this 2017 vintage,

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Top Tier – 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Beautiful vanilla and creme French oak here. Sits over the top of some perfectly ripe stonefruit.

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3 Top Chardonnays

Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Light, bright yellow colour, with a restrained bouquet showing some oak spice,

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m 2017 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

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.

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2017 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

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.

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It marries elegance with vitality – 2017 Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay

You’ll notice on the front label of this fabulous Hills Chardonnay that Tapanappa proprietor Brian Croser clearly defines this as a Piccadilly Valley wine,

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