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Tiers Vineyard Latest Reviews

"Much bigger and more generous" - 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

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

A very rich, full-bodied wine, much bigger and more generous than the 2017, a real mouthful. Almost opulent. Very approachable already and possibly the most full-bodied Tiers to date. (Second-warmest vintage ever; 575 dozens made)

95 points

"An outstanding wine" - 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

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

A very fragrant, aromatic, cool-year bouquet; a wine of great subtlety and delicacy. Great poise and intensity, as well as finesse. Harmony, refinement and persistence. Lemons aplenty. The palate is seamless. An outstanding wine, promising more in the future. (Very cool season, latest ever vintage. 350 dozens made.)

98 points

A very attractive premium regional wine - 2017 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: 
Stuart Robinson
Source: 
The Vinsomniac
Review Date: 
May 2019

Brian Croser is undoubtedly the Godfather of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, first planting the region to the variety some 40-odd years ago.

Broad and powerful wine, instantly you feel seduced by its quite intoxicating allure of stonefruit, citrus and oak. The palate suggests sandalwood meets a subtle cinnamon tinged spice. Has substance, yet also a gentle flowing length across the length of the palate.

As ever balance is key, and that elegant wine combined with acidity will see this hold well. At ten dollars cheaper than Shaw + Smith's M3 it's a very attractive premium regional offering.

93 points

Wine Companion 2020

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Review Date: 
August 2019

Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
This is the oldest of the three Tiers Vineyard blocks, with 2ha planted in '70 of what Croser calls the OF clones, which has a history to make Conan Doyle happy. It's a Californian clone that was eradicated there because of leaf roll virus - the cuttings were not infected when Croser brought them to Australia. The vinification was the same as for the 1.5m, but this is decidedly more complex than its sibling, confidently filling the mouth with balanced fruit flavours.
96 points (2031)

"Complex and confident" - 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Halliday Wine Companion
Review Date: 
May 2019

This is the oldest of the three Tiers vineyard blocks, with 2ha planted in '70 of what Croser calls the OF clones, which has a history to make Conan Doyle happy. It's a Californian clone that was eradicated there because of leaf roll virus - the cuttings were not infected when Croser brought them to Australia. The vinification was the same as for the 1.5m, but this is decidedly more complex than its sibling, confidently filling the mouth with balanced fruit flavours.

97 points

"Exceptional detail and power" - 2017 Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: 
Toni Paterson
Source: 
The Real Review
Review Date: 
April 2019

A complete wine with exceptional detail and power. It has a core of lemony fruit plus hints of beeswax, meringue and nougat. Excellent drive and acidity

95 Points

"Delivers a superb drinking experience" - 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Toni Paterson
Source: 
The Real Review
Review Date: 
April 2019

A classy wine with a delicate fragrance of white flowers, fresh pears, oatmeal and lemon. The palate is beautifully sweet-fruited with excellent energy and drive, plus delicious lingering grapefruit flavours. It’s a high-quality wine that is extremely well-made that delivers a superb drinking experience

96 Points

"It has balance, flavour and elegance nicely sewn up" - 2017 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: 
Campbell Mattinson
Source: 
Wine Front
Review Date: 
April 2019

Well priced, well made, well grown and well flavoured. If I was out and about and I saw this, I wouldn’t hesitate. It’s driven by apple-like flavours but stonefruit, cedarwood and honeysuckle characters come into play too. It has a refreshing wash of acidity and it gives the impression that it will be better again given extra time in bottle. But right now it has balance, flavour and indeed elegance nicely sewn up.

93 points

"Intense and Savoury" - 2017 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Author: 
Toni Paterson
Source: 
The Real Review
Review Date: 
February 2019

Wafting oatmeal aromas introduce a textural palate brimming with juicy lemon flavours. There is a beautiful vein of integrated acidity supporting the fruit. Intense and savoury

92 points

"Blow me down. This is beautiful." - 2017 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Campbell Mattinson
Source: 
The WineFront
Review Date: 
March 2019

The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard are now well over 30 years old, some 40+. It’s a 3-hectare vineyard spaced at 3330 vines per hectare. This release saw 33% new oak. Blow me down. This is beautiful. As in, exquisite. Complex, textural, elegant and long. Flint, white peach, vanilla pod, grapefruit and juicy pear. Cedar, smoked. Spice, dried. Makes you slow down and stop to admire it.

96 points

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