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Tiers Vineyard Latest Reviews

Drinks Business Global Chardonnay Masters

Source: 
The Drinks Business
Review Date: 
October 2016


Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2015 - Silver Medal
Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 - Gold

The judges for the Global Chardonnay Masters were -
Thomas Chevalier – Vagabond Wines
Alberto Segade – Fera at Claridge’
Patricia Stefanowicz
Keith Isaac MW - Castelnau
Hugh Rose MW
Miles Corish MW
Jonathan Pedley MW
Christine Parkinson - Hakkasan
Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW
Patrick Schmitt MW
Lucy Shaw - Managing Editor - The Drinks Business

“a wine of structure and coiled up power” - 2015 Piccadilly Chardonnay

Author: 
Gary Walsh
Source: 
The Wine Front
Review Date: 
13/10/2016

Stonefruit, honeydew and lemon zest, cut fennel, with spicy cedar oak in support. Medium bodied, tangy lemony acidity, almond and spice, firm and flinty finish. It’s a wine of structure and coiled up power. Good now, but ideally needs a couple of years to slot into its groove, I’d say.

93+ Points

WBM Latest releases

Author: 
Tyson Stelzer / Mike Bennie
Source: 
WBM Magazine
Review Date: 
February 2017

2015 Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay

A new member of the Tapanappa chardonnay family, from the 2003 Tiers plantings at 1.5m spacing, producing an earlier ripening, softer and more generous style. The result is delightfully fragrant, packed with white peach and lemon fruit of impressive concentration, defining a well-rounded and juicy palate, yet beautifully honed with finely mineral acidity and finely structured mouth feel.

94 points.

2015 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Striking an exacting balance between complexity and depth tang and refreshing elegance, this is a chardonnay that sings the virtues of vineyards around the Piccadilly Valley in fragrant white peach and lemon tones. It's tangy, persistent, finely- textured and delicious.

94 points

2013 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

“very refined” - 2015 Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
Gourmet Traverller WINE
Review Date: 
March 2017

A very refined, fruit-driven, almost Chablis-like style. Stony nuances just add to that perception. Lees, subtle oak, and some buttery touches contribute to a complex wine. Restrained intensity, and it responds well to airing.

94 points

“flinty precision as farewell” - 2015 Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: 
Gary Walsh
Source: 
The Wine Front
Review Date: 
09/11/2016

Stonefruit, white flowers, almond meal, almost a mint perfume, and fine spicy oak. Medium bodied, ripe fruit, but with citrus and firm flinty texture as a foil, almond gloss, intensity, and a huge push through the finish with ripe lemon and biscuitty flavour, and that flinty precision as farewell. You could decant if drinking now, though I’ say it needs time in bottle more than anything.

94+ points

“plenty to hang onto” - 2015 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Author: 
Tim White
Source: 
Australian Financial Review
Review Date: 
22/12/2016

A little muted to begin although the fruit (vineyard) quality billows with time in glass: restrained nashi skin, get deeper peach yellows and kernel with time. Has chew, peel and tightness in the mouth, an excercise in structure rather than flavour. But there's plenty to hang onto. Needs a while.

95 (97)/100

Great Whites - 2015 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
The Advertiser - SA Weekend
Review Date: 
23/11/2016

Of three fine Tapanappa chardonnay iterations, ranging from $39 to $79, this comes from a small close-spaced section, clonally selected – we’re getting into deeply serious wine craft here – where the result is distinctively different, its white stone fruit flavours concentrated, acidity tight, and the mouthfeel superfine. Impressive.

5 stars

“length and finesse” - 2014 Tiers Chardonnay

Source: 
Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review Date: 
1/7/2016

Complex cashew, vanilla, malt and gently dairy-like aromas; the palate soft and seamless, refined and long with savouriness, length and finesse. It's young and will build even greater character with a little more time.

“Wonderfully pure and impeccably balanced” - 2014 Tiers Chardonnay

Author: 
Tyson Stelzer
Source: 
WBM Magazine
Review Date: 
April 2016

Wonderfully pure and impeccably balanced. Effortlessly contrasts the richness of fig and white peach fruit, underscored by classy cashew nut French oak, and ties it all off seamlessly with lemon and lime zest and the crunchy malic acidity of this high site, accenting the mineral texture of 1,600 million year old geology.

96 points

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