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Tiers Vineyard Latest Reviews

Gold medal and Critics Choice - Sommelier Wine Awards

Source: 
Sommelier Wine Awards
Review Date: 
May 2018


It was an impressed judging panel that elevated this Chardonnay to Gold, with its ‘struck match, smoky bacon nose, tahini and rich yellow orchard fruits, sappy acidity and elegance’, as team leader Nigel Lister put it, also noting that it was ‘young, but with great potential’. Meanwhile Lazaros Engonopoulos of Coq d’Argent found it ‘immensely intense, with ripe white fruits and botanicals, notes of dried banana, avocado and freshly baked cake, and with buttery notes and a good, elegant finish’.

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Decanter World Wines Awards - Best in Show

Source: 
Decanter Magazine
Review Date: 
May 2018

We are very pleased to announce our 2016 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay has just been crowned with a Platinum Best in Show award at the Decanter World Wine Awards. This sees it placed in the top 50 wines across the entire global field of 17,000 entries.

More Global Chardonnay Masters success

Author: 
The Drinks Business
Source: 
Global Chardonnay Masters
Review Date: 
December 2017

The 2016 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay has just taken out gold at The Drinks Business 2017 International Chardonnay Masters.

This continues a fantastic run, having picked up Master Chardonnay in 2015, Gold in 2016 and another Gold for 2017.

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.

“CHARDONNAY, GLORIOUS (2016 TAPANAPPA) CHARDONNAY”

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
Australian Wine Review
Review Date: 
31st October 2017

Life is so much easier when you have a great vineyard.

That’s not to say that winemaking is easy, in any way. But it certainly helps when you start with the best materials. Further, when you have one of the most celebrated sites in the country (the Tiers Vineyard) and you’re one of the most distinguished winemakers (Brian Croser), then fine wine tends to just happen more naturally (in theory).

For evidence look at this 2016 Tapanappa Chardonnay trio. Despite a year that Croser describes as ‘uncharted territory for me even after 47 vintages’ with one of the warmest growing seasons on record (heat summation of 1539C days compared to the last 12 years average of 1235C days), these three wines are superb.

3 of the top 5 Chardonnays in the Hills

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
HuonHooke.com

Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
96/100
Bright, medium to light yellow colour and it has a lovely nougat, toasted almond and toasted cashew bouquet, while the palate is intense and refreshingly crisp, with concentrated lemon and citrus fruit and tremendous refinement. The wine is superbly intense and sustained, the flavours lingering long after the wine has gone. It's tight and needs more time to realise its full potential.

Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2016
93/100
Medium to light yellow colour, the bouquet toasty, smoky and roasted-hazelnutty. The palate is likewise very nutty and savoury, dry and quite strongly oak-touched, the aftertaste lingering long with a quite drying oak presence. There's a complexing touch of funky low-level sulfide, too.

“Best of the best” - 2016 Tiers Chardonnay

Author: 
Peter Chapman
Source: 
Queensland regional papers
Review Date: 
8th September 2017

The only negative about this beautiful Chardonnay is that Brian Croser only bottles 500 dozen. It sits at $79 a bottle but if you are into the best of the best get on the Tapanappa website today.

Rating: 96/100

All three Chardonnay's in the Top 150

Author: 
Tyson Stelzer
Source: 
Tyson Stelzer's Wines of the Year 2017
Review Date: 
June 2017

Top 10 Wines under $80- Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
Drink 2017-2025 | 96 points
The first vineyard planted in the modern era of the Adelaide Hills remains one of the greatest, producing chardonnay of profound generosity, exactingly honed with focused acidity and finely structured, mineral texture. In length, line and sheer, undeviating preci- sion, this is one of the greats.

Decater World Wine Awards Best Australian Chardonnay

Source: 
Decanter
Review Date: 
May 2017


Award: Platinum - Best Australian Chardonnay
Score: 95
Tasting notes:
Floral, smoke and citrus fruit bouquet. Great palate - pure, steely, stately and linear. There's great poise and concentration here, with flavours of white peaches, lemon pith and spice. The balance and length are admirable. Will develop well.

Wine Companion 2017

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Review Date: 
May 2017

Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

66/34%, matured for 21 months in French oak (70% new). Spent close on 3 years making its way into bottle, an especially long time for a blend such as this, but it clearly needed it; there is a complex interplay between rich blackcurrant, cedar, cigar box and dried herbs, and a persistent tattoo of fine-grained tannins on the very long paplte. Cork.

Rating 96
To 2037

Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2013

85/15%. The first thing you notice is the liveliness of it; the second is the easygoing complexity; the third is the long chains of tannin. Tobacco and earth run through boysenberry and blackcurrant; smoky oak plays a subtle role. Cork.

Rating 96
To 2030

Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

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