Fleurieu Peninsula 2015 Pinot Noir Latest Reviews

Global Pinot Masters gold... again

Author: 
Patrick Schmitt
Source: 
Drinks Business
Review Date: 
July 2018

The 2015 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir has once again picked up a gold at the Drinks Business, 2018 Global Pinot Noir Masters. In his summary of the competition Patrick Schmitt MW noted:

Once the wines surpassed the £20 mark, as one would expect, the number of Gold medal-scoring samples increased significantly, with great Pinots from Napa, Yarra, Marlborough, Oregon and Aukland, as well as perennial high performer, Tapanappa, the only Pinot from Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/pinot-noir-masters-2018-results/

MASTER Pinot - 2015 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Source: 
The Drinks Business
Review Date: 
March 2017

The 2015 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir has taken out master pinot - topping its field - at the prestigious 2017 Drinks Business Global Pinot Noir Masters competition. An extraordinary result by any measure.

About the competition:

In a crowded wine competition arena, the drinks business Global Pinot Noir Masters stands out for its assessment of wines purely by grape variety rather than region.

Divided only by price bracket and, for ease of judging, whether the style was oaked or unoaked, the blind tasting format allows wines to be assessed without prejudice about their country of origin.

Super 2nd - 2015 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
Australian Wine Review
Review Date: 
31/10/2016

I’m a massive fan of honest winemakers.

In an industry where bullshit, marketing spin and outright lies are commonplace, I always appreciate when a winemaker it absolutely frank
That’s why it was refreshing to learn the story behind this ’15 Tapanappa Pinot Noir from Brian Croser.

According to Brian, he let his eye off the ball and the yields at the Foggy Hill Vineyard got away a bit. Not enough to destroy the crop (yields up circa 25% up on normal), but enough that he didn’t think it was up to Foggy standard..

As a result, he declassified the lot, dropping it from a $55 single vineyard wine to the more generic $39 ‘Fleurieu Peninsula’ label. Historically there has regularly been two tiers, but this year it all went into the cheaper wine.

WBM Latest releases

Author: 
Tyson Stelzer / Mike Bennie
Source: 
WBM Magazine
Review Date: 
February 2017

2015 Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay

A new member of the Tapanappa chardonnay family, from the 2003 Tiers plantings at 1.5m spacing, producing an earlier ripening, softer and more generous style. The result is delightfully fragrant, packed with white peach and lemon fruit of impressive concentration, defining a well-rounded and juicy palate, yet beautifully honed with finely mineral acidity and finely structured mouth feel.

94 points.

2015 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Striking an exacting balance between complexity and depth tang and refreshing elegance, this is a chardonnay that sings the virtues of vineyards around the Piccadilly Valley in fragrant white peach and lemon tones. It's tangy, persistent, finely- textured and delicious.

94 points

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Red Alert - 2015 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
The Advertiser - SA Weekend
Review Date: 
25/11/2016

While this wine is immensely enjoyable now with its slightly softer approach, faint floral/gum notes, delicate clove and cinnamon aromas, and a little stem impact from some whole bunch in the make, there is a latent power in the wine, a grip that suggests this may build into a surprise package in a couple of years.