Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

“delicious, drinkable and delightfully svelte” - 2014 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
The Advertiser
Review Date: 
1/06/2016

Brian Croser’s Foggy Hill vineyard is on one of the coldest and wettest sites in the state, chosen to nurture a pinot that clearly revels in the climate there. This is exciting, high-toned wine with vibrant varietal aromatics of crushed black cherry fruit, and wooded and bush herbals adding a forest-like background to a sweetly spotted mouthful of pure fruit joys. It’s delicious, drinkable and delightfully svelte.

5 stars

“A superb wine” - 2014 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
HuonHooke.com
Review Date: 
3/11/2015

Deep red colour with a tinge of purple and a floral, lifted boquet showing some earthy, minty and forest-floor nuances. Dried flowers. Chewy tannins, a trace of Vegemite from oak and development and (possibly) lees contact. The wine is full-bodied and dense, generous in fleshy extract, with an amplitude of ripe, supple tannins. The back-palate is lovely and rich. A superb wine.

95 points.

“savoury and structured” - 2014 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

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

A savoury and structured vintage for Foggy Hill true to a slightly warmer vintage, a wine of beetroot character, sour morello cherries and sweet and sour notes, with robust tannins and good persistence. A more rustic season for Foggy Hill.

92

“a pinot of stunning quality” - 2014 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Chris Shannahan
Source: 
Canberra Times
Review Date: 
24/02/2016

After losing control of Petaluma Wines to Lion Nathan (now Lion Co) early this century, founder Brian Croser established Tapanappa Wines, based on existing vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills) and Wrattonbully, near Coonawarra. In 2003, Croser planted a pinot vineyard at Parawa, “the highest point of the Fleurieu Peninsula halfway between Victoria Harbour and Cape Jervis”, he writes. Eleven years and several vintages later, the vineyard at last produced a pinot of stunning quality, revealing the unique power, elegance, firm-but-fine structure, and earthy richness of this great variety.

“holds itself with persistence and poise” - 2013 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

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

“This vineyard is really starting to express its character, and the warmest vintage yet is loaded with personality. It holds itself with persistence and poise, at once fragrant and fruity and simultaneously savoury and structured, with fine, drying tannins reflective of a warm season in a cool site.

94 points”

“Superb wine” - 2014 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
Sydney Morning Herald
Review Date: 
26/1/2016

Low grape yield led to a concentrated, powerful wine with sappy, spicy complexities plus cherry, vanilla and chocolate nuances. Soft, rich and ripe. Superb wine.

95 points

Top 10 Wines - Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: 
Peter Bourne
Source: 
Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review Date: 
1/3/2016

Post-Petaluma, Brian Croser bought a sheep grazing property planted pinot noir and a distinguished site was born.

“Loved it” - 2014 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Peter Chapman
Source: 
Syndicated Papers
Review Date: 
30/12/2015

NO WASHED-out, cordial-like colour for this robust pinot noir. Still revealing that lighter red drinking style typical of pinots, but offering bigger fruit flavours with nice spice. Loved it.

94/100

Halliday Wine Companion 2016 results

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Review Date: 
August 2015

Tiers Vineyard 2013 Chardonnay

An extremely intense and focused wine; the fruit is a blend of citrus, stone fruit and apple; the barrel ferment inputs and oak maturation have been swallowed by the fruit. Needs several years to relax and open for business.

94 points
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Foggy Hill Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir

Destemmed, crushed and chilled for a 4-day cold soak, 10 months in French barriques (30% new). Light colour, but with a bright hue; the flowery bouquet of spice, rose petals and small red fruits is followed by a light, perfectly balanced palate, the promised red fruits duly delivered; the finish is long and in lockstep with all that has preceded it.

95 points
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