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Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

“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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“The rewards are showing” - 2013 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
The Advertiser
Review Date: 
1/7/2015

Let’s first deal with the regional point of difference: Brian Croser planted his pinot vineyards in this constantly coldest and wettest place starting 12 years back. The rewards are showing with stunningly pure aromas in the crushed cherry spectrum, the palate taking a more restrained and softer, medium bodied approach with delightful woodier wild herb, spice and pepper notes to finish.

★★★★☆

“long strands of elegant tannin” - Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2013

Author: 
Stuart Robinson
Source: 
thevinsomniac.com
Review Date: 
2/3/2015

Foggy Hill is a site that I yearn to visit. I've only taken the Southward drive down the Fleurieu coast the once, but I simply love that coastal drive, the child-like rolling hills that simply form, one into the other. I'll get there one day. Until then, I'm highly appreciative of the opportunity to see what the site can produce.

Harvested two weeks earlier than 'normal' - although I am unsure what normal is anymore - stated to be 0.3% degrees lower in alcohol and $2 cheaper than the 2012 edition.

Sap and stem are still familiar components on the nose. Less forward, less of the prune and liqueur, instead I see it as the sweetness of new growth, a little muscovado sweetness that makes way for a little dried herb as the wine opens up.

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