Distinguished Terroir

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2020 Chardonnay

This tasting note is one of those rare opportunities to describe a truly wonderful wine, better than almost all that have gone before.

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 Vineyard terroir.

The colour is pale lemon green. The aroma is immediately intense, fresh and appealing, mainly of the primary fruit, sweet ripe nectarine with a hint of yeast cashew and oak spice. The aroma compels the need to taste, which amplifies the intensity, freshness, budding complexity, mouth filling fruit sweetness and texture and finally the cutting edge of acid and slight grapefruit finish of a wine that nearly defies description beyond “wow”. You may think I have over-reached. Just try the wine for yourself.

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

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 Foggy Hill Vineyard 2019 Pinot Noir

2019 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is a "vibrant expression of the unique Foggy Hill vineyard site".

The wine is translucent with a carmine hue. The aroma is of fragrant cherry and blue berry fruits with the faint spice of stalks. The oak provides a complexing but muted Chinese 5 spice bouquet and all of this is reflected in the flavour of the wine. The flavours are delicate and lively, and the tannins refined.

2019 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Nair is the reflection of the perfectly ripe fruit from which it was made and is a "typical expression of the unique Foggy Hill terroir."

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2018 Definitus Pinot Noir

This 2018 Definitus special bottling of Foggy Hill Pinot Noir has intense cerise colour.

The aroma is of complex, ripe dark fruits, black and blueberries, faint cassis and hints of floral notes. The flavours are rich, ripe and dense with plum to compliment the characteristic Foggy Hill earthy, spicey complexity.

The tannins are fine but pervasive and the warm year 2018 Foggy Hill “Definitus” will benefit from a decade or longer of bottle age.

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Shiraz

2017 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz has a dark garnet colour with a purple edge.

The aromas are rich cassis and slight nettle from the Cabernet Sauvignon and complex fine leather and anise from the Shiraz. The slight mint and fresh earth of the Whalebone terroir is melded with the cedar of the oak and tannin. The whole is at once complex, powerful and ripe.

The flavours reflect the aroma, and the fruit is immediately sweet and ripe, graduating to a refined tannin and balanced acid finish.

This is an intense complex wine, with finesse as well as strength and is a “true expression of the unique Whalebone Vineyard terroir” from an exceptional vintage.

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Franc Merlot

2017 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot-Cabernet Franc has a medium dark garnet colour with a purple edge.

The aromas are violet floral from the Cabernet Franc and mulberry cassis from the Merlot. The slight mint and fresh earth of the Whalebone terroir is melded with the cedar of the oak and the olive of the tannin.

The flavours reflect the aroma, and the fruit is immediately sweet and ripe, graduating to a refined tannin and balanced acid finish.

This is an intense complex wine, with finesse as well as strength and is a “true expression of the unique Whalebone Vineyard terroir” from an exceptional vintage.

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.

Tapanappa Eden Valley 2015 Riesling

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2006 Cabernet Shiraz

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