Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

2010 Foggy Hill & 2007 Cab Shiraz both in Highlife Top 100

Author: 
John Fordham
Source: 
Highlife Magazine
Review Date: 
October / November 2013

John Fordham compiled his top 100 wines to coincide with Highlife magazine's 100th issue, and Tapanappa managed to sneak not one, but two onto the list.

Both in ther under $60 category, the 2010 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir and the 2007 Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz made the cut.

“Foggy Hill wines can be wily beasts”

Author: 
Gary Walsh
Source: 
The Wine Front
Review Date: 
28th of August 2013

“Pretty strict and sappy, with peppery stalky bits, raspberry verging on framboise (liqueur), mint chocolate and cedar. Light to medium bodied, strawberry and raspberry, clarity of acidity is attractive and shape is excellent. Stalky notes on the nose are a bit strong, it seemed, but given time in the glass, more and more pinosity came through and the stalk receded. Minor amount of warmth showing. Needs time in the bottle and perhaps a bigger finish, but the potential is there. I’ve learnt over the years that these Foggy Hill wines can be wily beasts. Let’s see.”

92+ Points

“No shortage of complexity” - Foggy Hill 2012 Pinot Noir

Author: 
Jeremy Pringle
Source: 
Wine WIll Eat Itself
Review Date: 
1st of September 2013

Quite fascinating to watch the relatively young Foggy Hill Vineyard reveal its identity via Pinot Noir. There’s already a distinct flavour profile and it’s no shrinking violet. Despite that I reckon it does taste varietal and it is one of the very few South Australian takes on the grape that I enjoy drinking.

There’s plenty of sweet fruit stuffing. Blackberries over the red-toned sort; raspberry, strawberry jam and the like. Quite a kick of oak from 10 months in barriques. Some earthiness, leaf, mint and rhubarb. No shortage of complexity. Plenty of structure too with acid and graphite tannin laying out the flavours. Showed at its best on day three of tasting and will clearly benefit from time in the bottle. 92+

“a thoroughly serious pinot noir” - 95 points - 2012 Fleurieu Pinot Noir

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Australian Wine Companion 2014
Review Date: 
July 2013

Strong, clear and deep colour; a thoroughly serious pinot noir, with a fragrant bouquet followed by a black cherry and plum palate with excellent texture and structure; tannins and oak are woven through the mid-palate and into the finish. Will repay cellaring.
95 points

Three great reviews for three great sites from Jancis Robinson

Author: 
Jancis RObinson
Source: 
JancisRobinson.com
Review Date: 
17th of May 2013

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Piccadilly Valley 

17 points 
Drink 2015-2022

"Smoky nose. [...] Still quite youthful but you can see where it is headed. Pretty chewy for the moment but nice savour. Really succulent."

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 Fleurieu Peninsula 

17 points 
Drink 2015-2020

"Quite a rich array of aromas on the nose – not a burgundy copy but something very interesting and valid. Dry finish. A hint of iron filings on the finish but it really goes on in the mouth. Well done!"

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2008 Wrattonbully 

17 points 
Drink 2016-2023

A comparative tasting

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
Australian WIne Review
Review Date: 
23rd of April 2013

The following reviews are taken from an article written by Andrew Graham on a comparative tasting of Tapanappa's Chardonnay's amd Pinot Noir's alongside Domaine Chanson's Burgundy offerings.

Original article: http://www.ozwinereview.com/2013/04/chanson-tapanappa-quality-convergenc...

Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2010

Top Burgundian vineyard dirt Sourced from the younger, close-planted vines in the Tiers vineyard. A warmer season in 2010. Fermented in barrique and spends 10 months in oak. 12.8% alc. pH 3.04

Great expression of Foggy Hill in 2010 - 94/100

Author: 
Mike Bennie
Source: 
WBM
Review Date: 
August 2012

A seamless, satiny ride through the palate with a peppery, leafy herb inflection sitting high. Elegant feel with savoury tannin profile, muted oak and dry stalkiness chiming in. Complexity and finesse. Great expression fo Foggy Hill in 2010

94 points

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