Sunday 1st of December “Piccadilly Pick-a-Dozen
10am - 1pm, Tapanappa Winery. Load up the car with wine for the festive season!
Taste and buy wines from Terre a Terre /DAOSA, Tapanappa, CRFT, Barratt Wines and Greenhill WInes.
Sausage sizzle, coffee, cherries and flower stall!

Fleurieu Peninsula 2010 Pinot Noir Latest Reviews

A comparative tasting

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
Australian WIne Review
Review Date: 
23rd of April 2013

The following reviews are taken from an article written by Andrew Graham on a comparative tasting of Tapanappa's Chardonnay's amd Pinot Noir's alongside Domaine Chanson's Burgundy offerings.

Original article: http://www.ozwinereview.com/2013/04/chanson-tapanappa-quality-convergenc...

Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2010

Top Burgundian vineyard dirt Sourced from the younger, close-planted vines in the Tiers vineyard. A warmer season in 2010. Fermented in barrique and spends 10 months in oak. 12.8% alc. pH 3.04

2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir - 94 Points in Top 100

Author: 
Tony Love (Top 100 Editor)
Source: 
The Advertiser Top 100 Wines
Review Date: 
9th of November 2011

From eight-year-old vines at Parawa, within cooee of the Southern Ocean, Brian Croser has steered what he calls a "most fastidious variety" from this warmish vintage into a fruit-driven style though never leaving its silky textural pleasures. Superbly balanced with long-finishing spice and richness.

94 points

Food: Moroccan lamb

2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir - 93 points & two glasses

Author: 
Nick Stock
Source: 
Good Wine Guide 2012
Review Date: 
October 2011

Croser's quest to make great pinot continues apace with this dark cherry-scented style, some bergamot and Earl Grey tea, sweet earthy depth, lighter perfume and bright red fruits. The palate is supple and smooth, with a composed bed of open-weave tannins flowing effortlessly and carrying ripe-cherry and berry pastry flavours, finishing precise and tangy. Lovely wine.

Score: 93 points, two glasses

Tapanappa 2010 Pinot Noir with baked Snapper fillets

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
The Advertiser
Review Date: 
8th of October 2011

Seeing Red

Tapanappa 2010 Pinot Noir

Fish with a red wine - thats going to set some tongues wagging. But look into this recipe and it's all about the flavouring ingredients, the fennel, saffron, and especially the tomatoes, all wrapped tightly to be baked to a Mediteranean intensity. If ever you were going to look for a slightly more gutsy wine partner to fish, this is the time. And this pinot from Brian Croser's Fleurieu Peninsula vineyard at Parawa has the fruit to match the tomato sweetness of the dish as well as the texture and spice to maintain a distinctive presence in such a vibrant table setting.

Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir 2010 - 91 Points

Author: 
Gary Walsh
Source: 
The Wine Front
Review Date: 
5th of October 2011

I was busy tasting some Pinot Noir the other night, and I have to admit, I quite enjoyed it. This sits under the other Pinot Noir from Tapanappa – Foggy Hill.

Mint, squishy red fruits, nice oak – contributes a little pencil and spice. It’s medium weight, sweetly fruited and pulls through the mouth with good control – fine tannin and gentle, unforced acidity. Not the biggest of finishes, but good enough. Feels just a little too flat for a higher score, through there’s no doubting it offers a lovely Pinot drinking experience.

Rated : 91 Points

Drink : 2012 - 2017

Original review: http://www.winefront.com.au/tapanappa-parawa-pinot-noir-2010/

Parawa, Fleurieu Peninsula 2010 Pinot Noir - 92 points

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
AustralianWIne Companion
Review Date: 
28th of July 2011

Deep crimson; the bouquet offers black plum, licorice and cinnamon; the palate is compact and firm, slowly revealing the sweet dark fruits that lie therein; mineral driven and savoury to conclude; a marked difference in style from the Foggy Hill Vineyard.

92 points / 4½ goblets - Drink by: 2018

Tapanappa Pinot Noir 2010

Author: 
Patrick Haddock
Source: 
http://www.winingpom.com.au/
Review Date: 
9th of July 2011

Once again we see Brian Croser’s belief in the site paying off as these relatively young vines are really starting to pay dividends.

A lovely nose of plum and cherry some charry oak and eucalypt but fundamentally it’s earthy and that’s exactly what these distinguished site wines are meant to do – translate some terroir.

The palate is more a sensation of suppleness, a burst of sweet fruit makes way for a mellifluous tannin framework, some spicy persistence and a long finish. Good to see the belief in the Fleurieu region as a place for Pinot to prosper now paying off, so hats tipped in the direction of Monsieur Croser.

Original article: http://www.winingpom.com.au/2011/07/tapanappa-pinot-noir-2010

West Australian Great Red Wine Tasting - Top 100

Author: 
Ray Jordon
Source: 
The West Australian - Fresh liftout
Review Date: 
7th of July 2011

Tapanappa Pinot Noir 2010

This comes from the cool Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia and yet this was one of the warmest years. The result is a wine with deliciously appealing flesh and, at the same time, a firm tight spine of silky tannins and fine-grained oak.

A beautiful medium-bodied pinot noir with floral notes in tune with ripe spicy plum. Let it breathe to get the best from it.

Winsor's Choice - Tapanappa 2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir

Author: 
Winsor Dobbin
Source: 
www.winsordobbin.com.au
Review Date: 
23rd of April 2011

What a tempting wine this is. OK, it's very youthful - and comes from young vines, too - planted by veteran winemaker Brian Croser at Parawa; a cool, foggy site on the Fleurieu Peninsula, in 2006. The proof is in the pudding, however, and Croser has been proved correct in identifying this as a special site. It's probably a bigger wine than hoped for - the result of a warm vintage - with plenty of appealing sweet fruit, but there's also impressive tannin structure and some silky elegance on the palate to keep the bold fruit in check. Great news for consumers, too, is that the wine is under screwcap; as is the Tapanappa 2010 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay. Only 500 cases were made, so it may pay to be quick off the mark.