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!

Tiers Vineyard 2013 Chardonnay Latest Reviews

Master Chardonnnay - Tiers 2013 Chardonnay

Source: 
The Drinks Business
Review Date: 
January 2016

The 2013 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay has just taken out a Master award at The Drinks Business 2015 International Chardonnay Masters.

You can read the full competition report here: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/03/chardonnay-masters-2016-the-re...

About the competition:

The Global Masters is a series of blind tasting competitions, drawing in entries from across the world. One of the key elements to its success is the quality and the dedication of the judges involved.

“A very smart wine” - 2013 Tiers Chardonnay

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
HuonHooke.com
Review Date: 
11 Aug 2015

Medium to full yellow colour. A complex but youthful lanolin, wool, nut-toffee and lightly floral bouquet gives entrée to a tight, slightly shrill, high-acid palate. Very fine, tight and long. The acidity is almost a tad overdone alone, but with the right food it would sing. Fruit does the talking: the complexing factors are there but well in the background. A very smart wine which will improve with cellaring.

96 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2016 results

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Review Date: 
August 2015

Tiers Vineyard 2013 Chardonnay

An extremely intense and focused wine; the fruit is a blend of citrus, stone fruit and apple; the barrel ferment inputs and oak maturation have been swallowed by the fruit. Needs several years to relax and open for business.

94 points
Drink by 2028

Foggy Hill Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir

Destemmed, crushed and chilled for a 4-day cold soak, 10 months in French barriques (30% new). Light colour, but with a bright hue; the flowery bouquet of spice, rose petals and small red fruits is followed by a light, perfectly balanced palate, the promised red fruits duly delivered; the finish is long and in lockstep with all that has preceded it.

95 points
Drink by 2023

“An Australian classic” - Tiers Chardonnay 2013

Author: 
Winsor Dobbin
Source: 
Review Date: 
17/2/2015

Wine of the Week

If you are looking for a chardonnay with precision, purity and linearity you won't go wrong with the delicious cool-climate chardonnay grown on a vineyard that veteran winemaker Brian Croser describes as producing fruit that provides "a pure expression of terroir". The vineyard site is 450 metres above sea level at Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills and this is made entirely from the Tiers old vines planted in 1980. It shows no sign of 2013 having been a warmer than average year. French Vosges oak barriques (33% new) and partial malo play second fiddle to the quality fruit here; ripe stone fruit characters duel deftly with grapefruit and minerally acid notes to produce a wine that is refined and elegant. An Australian classic.

“statuesque chardonnay” - Tiers Chardonnay 2013

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
Sydney Morning Herald
Review Date: 
3/3/2015

Brian Croser has produced another statuesque chardonnay that balances richness and generosity of flavour with tightness and brisk acidity. Superb.

96 points.

“Definitively sophisticated” - Tiers Chardonnay 2013

Author: 
Mike Bennie
Source: 
WBM Trade
Review Date: 
March 2015

Definitively sophisticated in its sleek profile, offering satiny curves of ripe stone fruit, green apple and sexy, nougat-scented oak, the wine feels molten and flowing over it's impressive length, but doesn't forget to cleanse the palate with revitalising acidity. There's a sense of a wine captive in its youthful shell too; a portent for its impressive cellaring future.

94 points

“One of the very best” - 2013 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Ray Jordan
Source: 
The Weekend West
Review Date: 
21/02/2015

One of the very best in a distinguished line from the famous Adelaide Hills vineyard. Spicy, edgy lift on the nose, though it is on the palate that the brilliance of this wine really emerges. Deeply complex and powerful, yet delivered with a precise control and delicate understatement. Driving finish extends through the palate.

96/100

Best drinking: Now to 2023

“A great vintage for Tapanappa.” - 2013 Tiers Chardonnay

Source: 
WineGenius.com
Review Date: 
4/5/2015

Bright mid gold and showing a seamless, youthful style with prominent oak well balanced by pristine white peach, apple and praline fruit. dry, powerful and acid driven long lingering finish beautifully compact and effortless. A great vintage for Tapanappa.

Drinking Range: 2015 - 2025
Score: 95

“Excellent wine.” - 2013 Tiers Chardonnay

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
HuonHooke.com
Review Date: 
19/11/2014

Light to medium yellow colour, the bouquet spicy, ginger-ish and showing a lick of honey. There are refined, tight, spice and nut flavours and the acidity is quite high-toned and crisp. Long carry. Excellent wine. Lively acid, and the palate is more impressive than the bouquet, although the acid is perhaps a trifle strident. It just needs food.