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Piccadilly Valley 2018 Chardonnay Latest Reviews

"Another solid Adelaide Hills Chardonnay" - 2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
Australian Wine Review
Review Date: 
September 2020

While not quite of the same calibre as the exceptional Tiers, this Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 is another solid Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
Tight and citrussy lemon butter style, the palate very much driven by tangy grapefruit and less about oak richness. For mine it’s a bit disjointed, the fruit lean and citrussy and the palate feels like it’s reaching for richness to balance out the tart grapefruit. Still, it’s very long, which all points to quality fruit at the core. You just need to drink it next year.
91 points

"Loaded with yellow stone fruit" - 2018 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: 
Tim White
Source: 
Tim White Wines of Note
Review Date: 
Jan 2021

Somewhat puckered peach—skin, flesh, kernel—and a sniff off that often elusive match-strike that many a Chardonnay-lover desires. There's a wheaty, grainy edge to it also. Has a bracing, briny breeze on a beach-type thing about it, and it’s loaded with yellow stone fruit, fuzzy-skin sweetness. Iced-cracked kernel; dense and mouth-sucking. It’s almost gone and there will be no ’19 (although there is a Tiers and Tiers 1.5m).
94 (95) /100, 9/10

Wine Companion 2021

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Review Date: 
August 2020

Eden Valley Riesling 2018
Founded on the philosophy of fealty to distinguished single sites, this juicy riesling hails from the meagre granitic souls of the 50yo Bartholomeus Vineyard. Pink grapefruit pulp, bath salts and lemon rind notes cascade along a gentle phenolic waft and juicy acid rails. This is ripe and luscious, eschewing contemporary trends toward earlier harvest windows and brittle acidity. At once pointed and richly flavoured. Finessed, too, while boasting a real propulsion of flavours and textures. Mouthfilling, gratifying and very long.
95 points (Gold)

Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018
The warm season is certainly reflected in this wine, with honey, fig and even brulee, all finely balanced by citrussy acidity. Enjoyable drink now style.
94 points (Silver)

"The palate is refreshing" - 2018 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
The Real Review
Review Date: 
December 2019

Medium to light straw-yellow hue, with a dominant note of sawn-timber and cedary oak in the aroma. The palate is refreshing with abundant lemony flavour and crisp, elevated acidity, the aftertaste tangy and nervy. This needs food, the acidity is a little shrill on its own.
90 points