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Tiers Vineyard Latest Reviews

Tapanappa, meeting with Brian Croser 2009

Author: 
Sarah Ahmed
Source: 
The WIne Detective
Review Date: 
July 2009

Brian Croser is the man who founded pioneering winery, Petaluma, the first in the Adelaide Hills. He is known as Australia's original ?terroirist? for his unrelenting pursuit of his countryman, Dr AC Kelly's vision of 1867 that ?in the great diversity of soil and climate to be found in Australia, there is little doubt that every variety cultivated in Europe would somewhere find a suitable location.?

92 Points - Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Harvey Steiman
Source: 
Wine Spectator
Review Date: 
Nov 2009

Lively, refined and beautifully focused, showing citrus, pineapple and green berry flavors that linger on the deft, complex finish. Best from

2011 through 2018. 1,500 cases made.?H.S.

95 points - 5 stars - 2008 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Source: 
Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review Date: 
Oct / Nov 2009

Another powerful, multi-layered wine from Brian Croser. It opens slightly oaky and builds intense grapefruit flavours with other nuances. It's a tidy wine: dry, compact, refined and long in the mouth. 5+ years.

Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Andrew Jefford
Source: 
The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines
Review Date: 
November 2009

The hand-harvested Chardonnay from this seminal Adelaide Hills vineyard, first planted by Brian Croser in 1979, stood out for all of our Chardonnay judges for its purity and length. Both Louise and Tom noted "almonds" and "nuts", while straw, peach and lemon grass were some of the other notes. Andrew praised its "grain" and "completeness".

Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay - 95 points

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
The Advertiser
Review Date: 
21st of October 2009

Highly attractive cashew and white nectarine approaches to this elite Hills white, deft-ripeness bringing out a fine balance of French oak, zesty pineapple acidity and delicate coriander and kaffir lime herbal lifts that make this an exotic and edgy wine. 95 points.

Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2008 - 9.2/10

Author: 
Simon Hughes aka Max Crus
Source: 
Grape Expectations
Review Date: 
OCtober 2009

Probably should have left this in the cupboard for another five years at least, but what the heck, we had a chardonnay lover in our midst and couldn't resist the chance to show off. Claimed a few converts too. Super stuf. 9.2/10.

Wine of the Week - Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Winsor Dobbin
Source: 
www.windsordobbin.com.au
Review Date: 
October 2009

This has to be a serious contender for the title of Australia's best chardonnay. Made from fruit grown in veteran winemaker Brian Croser's family vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills, this is very much the product of a warm vintage with stone fruit and melon aromas and some distinct ripeness on the palate - but without any excesses. A wine in which fruit and oak are in perfect harmony; this is beautifully textured with immediate appeal.

Tapanappa -Tiers Vineyard' Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2008 - Rated 97 points

Author: 
Tyson Stelzer
Source: 
WBM100
Review Date: 
September 2009

Proof of the Grand Cru heights to which Brian Croser's Tiers Vineyard can aspire to even in a warmer than normal vintage, this is an utterly pure and pristine wine. It has razor-edge line and profound persistence with delightfully fresh lemon and white peach fruit and incredible minerality.

top drop

Author: 
Franck Moreau - Head Sommelier est. Restaurant
Source: 
SMH Magazine
Review Date: 
24th of September 2009

The 2007 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay [$120 on the wine list] from the Piccadilly Valley is one of the best chardonnays ever made in Australia. It's a really finely structured wine with lovely stone-fruit favours.

Wines of the Week - 2007 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Joanna Simon
Source: 
www.joannasimon.com
Review Date: 
21st of August 2009

First-class chardonnay from the Piccadilly Valley in South Australia ? as good a demonstration as there is of the quality being achieved in some of the vineyards in Australia chosen for their combination of cool climate and suitable soils. This has white-peach and citrus flavours, a nuttiness that comes from both the chardonnay and the French oak barriques (used for fermentation and ageing) and a beautifully polished, creamy texture. It's elegant, fascinating and can only become more complex. I expect it to become richer, nuttier, less lemony, more honeyed, but also more savoury. If you keep it until 2017, it may look quite cheap, too.

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