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Indulge Yourself - Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Picadilly Chardonnay 2008 - 95/100

Author: 
Houn Hooke
Source: 
Sydney Morning Herald Good Living
Review Date: 
18th of August 2009

An impressively powerful, concentrated wine with grapefruit and cedary oak aromas already quite complex and rich. Intense, tightly structured, long and powerful in the mouth. Still a baby. Drink now to six years. 95/100.

Food: Roast chicken

Jane Anson introduces us to her pick of the Australian 'terroir-led' wines

Author: 
Jane Anson
Source: 
Business Destinations
Review Date: 
August 2009

Australia sells more wine than any other country in the influential UK wine market. But that doesn?t mean that it enjoys the best reputation ? its wines are frequently dismissed as being over-ripe, over-alcoholic and over-exposed.

And although Australia itself is well known, there is very little recognition of the individual wine regions in the country ? in fact Barossa Valley in Australia was the least well-known major wine region in a recent survey of 3,000 regular wine drinkers in the US and UK.

So I set out to look for wines from Australia that have what the French like to call terroir ? that elusive link between place, climate, soil and winemaker that gives the best wines their sense of identity.

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

2007 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay - 96 Points

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Australian Wine Companion 2010
Review Date: 
29th of July 2009

Bright pale green-straw; as expected, an immaculately proportioned and balanced wine with great drive and impeccable line; all the vineyard and winemaker inputs are seamlessly welded, making flavour descriptors unnecessary.

Tapanappa -Tiers- Vineyard Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2008

Author: 
Chris Shanahan
Source: 
www.chrisshanahan.com
Review Date: 
12th July 2009

In 1978 Brian Croser released Petaluma Chardonnay 1977, a pioneering oak-fermented, oak-matured wine of striking quality. It came from warm Cowra and was the forerunner of later Petaluma vintages sourced from Croser's vineyards in South Australia's cool Piccadilly Valley. Over time ?Tiers?, the earliest of those Piccadilly vineyards, produced distinctive wines and ultimately became the flagship Petaluma chardonnay. Today the ?Tiers? vineyard remains in Croser family hands and contributes fruit to both Petaluma and Tapanappa. Tapanappa shows the ripe, peachy flavours of the warm year ? in a distinctive fresh, very fine style, incorporating the deep texture and flavour complexities of barrel fermentation and maturation.

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 - 95 Points

Author: 
Gary Walsh
Source: 
The WineFront
Review Date: 
22nd July 2009

Tiers before bedtime? Not quite but it was an emotional experience nonetheless.

There's some smoothness of the cremé caramel and almond paste persuasion but here's a wine that's characterised by its intense crunchy acid and strong minerality. There's a white flower character too and the fruit flavour is, well, I?d tilt at sort of a light peach/apple/citrus combination but nothing really stands out - it tastes like Chardonnay more than anything specific - which is a very good thing in my book. Subtle and harmonious, bone dry and long. It's a big ticket item but you?re getting a pretty classy show for your money?and no food fights here either. Obviously I like this a lot.

Rated: 95 Points

Drink : 2010 - 2016

Best New World White - Tapanappa, Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

Author: 
Steven Spurrier
Source: 
Decanter
Review Date: 
June 2009

Brian Croser, partnered by the Cazes family of Lynch-Bages , and Champagne Bollinger, is behind this pure, precise wine, the star of my Chardonnay tasting at May's Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter.

Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 4 Stars - Current Vintage: 2007 - 95 points

Author: 
Jeremy Oliver
Source: 
The Australian Wine Annual 2009
Review Date: 
October 2008

Very youthful and gangly, but an excellent chardonnay in the waiting. It's spicy and floral, with a waxy presence of melon and grapefruit, apple and pear, with undertones of stonefruit, fig and creamy vanilla oak. Long and chalky, it's austere and slatey, with concentrated fruit and pronounced oak wound up tightly by a briney, mineral and lemon sherbet like finish.

Worth collecting - Tapanappa 2007 Tiers Chardonnay

Author: 
Windsor Dobbin
Source: 
Travel & Living Issue 37
Review Date: 
January 2009

From the winemaker's family vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills, this is indisputably one of Australia's finest chardonnays. Barrel-fermented and lees-stirred, it has wonderful varietal character with superb fruit assisted by subtle oak.

Drink with free-range roast chicken.

Tapanappa 2007 Chardonnay - 5 Stars

Author: 
Fergus McGhie
Source: 
Canberra Times
Review Date: 
10th of December 2008

Sometimes, you feel spoilt being asked to review wines. Drinking this chardonnay is one such occasion. Made by Brian Croser, it comes from his family's vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. every chardonnay technique has been applied in the making, yet the power of the fruit remains, it is focused and pure, with and incredible finish. Wow.

Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2007

Author: 
Peter Forrestal
Source: 
Qantas
Review Date: 
December 2008

Two of the country's finest chardonnays come from this Adelaide Hills vineyard - the outstanding 2004 Petaluma Tiers and this sublime white. It's fine, subtle yet complex with nutmeggy oak and purity of fruit. Smoothly viscous and tight, finishing with light minerality.

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