Sunday 1st of December “Piccadilly Pick-a-Dozen
10am - 1pm, Tapanappa Winery. Load up the car with wine for the festive season!
Taste and buy wines from Terre a Terre /DAOSA, Tapanappa, CRFT, Barratt Wines and Greenhill WInes.
Sausage sizzle, coffee, cherries and flower stall!

Tiers Vineyard Latest Reviews

Tiers Vineyard Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2008 - 5 Glasses - 96 Points

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
James Halliday Wine Companion 2011
Review Date: 
July 2010

Let's hope the chateau-length quality cork does justice to the wine through its life time, for this has marvellous varietal fruit flavour and intensity; immaculate oak handling adds the finishing touch; swells on the mid-palate, but is held by impressive acidity, the flavour lingering long in the mouth. Cork.

13.5% alc. Rating 96 Drink 2014 $80 Date Tasted Jul 09

Wine Masterclass - Tapanappa vs the superstars

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
Australian Wine Review
Review Date: 
July 18, 2010

I've banged on before about the quality of the Tapanappa range, particularly the Tiers Chardonnay, and I recently had the opportunity to put this quality to the test, with Brian Croser putting on a masterclass that pitted the Tapanappa wines against some established French and Australian benchmarks.

Typically, the benchmarks chosen were all very high quality, but also purposefully picked to highlight the positive aspects of the Tapanappa range (Croser at his craftiest). Regardless, the Tapanappa range acquitted themselves well, especially the soon to be released 2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot.

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 - 94/100

Author: 
Tom Cannavan
Source: 
www.wine-pages.com
Review Date: 
March 2010

The Tiers vineyard was planted in Piccadilly by Brian Croser in 1979. This 2008 vintage was was a particularly hot one, but perhaps because the wine was picked early, it has retained a really vibrant edge. The earliest releases where also very heavily - and for me overly - oaked, but despite being one of the world's most experienced winemakers, Croser is clearly able to adapt and the oak on this sits beautifully, restrained and gently cashew-like, allowing the pristine fruit quality to shine. The wine is immensely concentrated and intense, but shimmers with life. Clearly the best Tiers Chardonnay yet, with wonderful balance and a long, long finish. 94/100.

Tapanappa Chardonnay 2008 - 95 Points

Author: 
Chris Plummer
Source: 
Australian Wine Journal
Review Date: 
4th of February 2010

o interesting to see Tapanappa using 50% new oak with this wine, when Petaluma use 100% and charge a hell of a lot more for their Tiers Chardonnay, which isn't necessarily any better a wine. The 2008 Tapanappa is quite complex yet bright on the nose, with savoury, nutty accents of grapefruit, melon and lemon. The palate is surprisingly luscious, with a counter balance of good, mouthfilling structure for chardonnay, which is altogether contradicted by a very refined, restrained cool-climate fruit profile. It finishes very long, and should age particularly well. 95

Las in best dressed

Author: 
Max Crus
Source: 
Daily Advertiser
Review Date: 
12th of January 2010

?Chardonnay from the Hills too was expected to perform well and it did, with B. Croser's Tapanappa tiers topping at 9.2/10, but do you think he got too much wood on it to be a record, or was there a record amount of wood in it?

Celebrate

Author: 
Emma Reeves
Source: 
The Adelaide Advertiser
Review Date: 
1st of January 2010

Chef Emma Reeves gathers friends and family for a relaxed festive feast at Lady Bay Beach.

Shaved summer salad with raspberry vinaigrette, served with 2007 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills.

Tapanappa Tiers Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2008 - 18.2/94+ points

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
OZWineReview.com
Review Date: 
15th of December 2009

Quite brilliant. Rich, exotic, powerful modern Chardonnay. Oaky, nougat nose with ultra fine wood showing quite prominently, before a sour and textural, finely spicy palate thats very much in the oaked grapefruit style contemporary cool climate style. Very finely delineated wine that, with time, is going to get even betterr as the oak integrates further. 2 years should do the trick. 18.2/94+

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