Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

An exceptional wine, 96 points - 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Author: 
Jeremy Oliver
Source: 
The Australian Wine Annual
Review Date: 
November 2012

An exceptional wine likely to build along classical lines. Its complex, smoky bouquet of red rose petals, dark cherries and toasty vanilla oak reveals nuances of beetroot, rhubarb and five spice plus a whiff of dusty stalkiness. Long and elegant, with a powdery, fine-grained chassis beneath its translucently bright flavours of sweet juicy berries and cherries, it finishes savoury and very finely balanced, with remarkable length and fresh acidity.

96 points
Drink 2018 - 2022+

2010 Foggy Hill Pinot - 95 points, Great length and persistence

Source: 
Wine Companion Magazine
Review Date: 
Feb/Mar 2013

Light, but still bright primary colour; an elegant and polished wine, harmony its key word; fruit, oak (30% new), tannins and acidity have been precisely judged; the palate is only light- to medium-bodied, yet has great length and persistence to its red berry fruits.

95 points

2010 Foggy Hill Pinot - exquisitely balanced

Author: 
Winsor Dobbin
Source: 
Golf Magazine
Review Date: 
December 2012

This high-altitude Fleurieu Peninsula wine is both exquisitely balanced and very Burgundian. It's a medium-bodied wine, concentrated, but with everything exquisitely in place. Matured in French oak barriques, it has dark cherry, brambly and savoury notes on the palate and some fleshy nuances.

2010 Foggy Hill Pinot - the evolution continues

Author: 
Nick Stock
Source: 
The Good Wine Guide
Review Date: 
November 2012

And the evolution of this wine continues. Sealed now under screwcap, it has a pale, lilting red-purple colour in the glass and smells instantly of bright, fresh pinot noir, with cherry and strawberry fruits framed up by toasty, cedary oak; some musky fragrance and charcuterie too. The palate's fresh and juicy, with acidity featuring amid fine, smooth tannin structure and lively wild ed fruit flavour.

93 points / Two glasses

exquisitely balanced and scarily Burgundian [the 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir]

Source: 
Sunday Examiner
Review Date: 
9th of September 2012

The latest Tapanappa pinot noir release from winemaking veteran Brian Croser's Foggy Hill Vineyard - a cool site at 350 metres above sea level on the Fleurieu Peninsula - is both exquisitely balanced and scarily Burgundian. It's a medium-bodied wine, concentrated, but with everything in place. It has dark cherry, brambly and savoury notes on the palate, some fleshy nuances and plenty of length on the finish. And, joy of joys, it is bottled under screw cap.

Deep in character - 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
Courier Mail, Advertiser etc
Review Date: 
4th of July 2012

DEEP IN CHARACTER

Tapanappa 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

A gorgeous wine from close to the Southern Ocean, Brian Croser's Fleurieu vineyard named for its summer and autumn fogs. The 2010 growing season was a warm year, so this wine is deep in fruit character, with hints of star anise, tea and, wrapped up in the aromas, a lovely floral lift all beautifully complex. The palate is youthful and so very lively, with an impressive balance of acid and tannin.Deep and lingering flavours of dark cherry to finish. Terrific.

Value: Class

Food: Spicy squab

Rating: 4.5/5

 

Original article: http://www.couriermail.com.au/life/fooddrink/wine-excellent-14-pinot-and...

Best yet

Author: 
Chris Shanahan
Source: 
Canberra Times
Review Date: 
17th of June 2012

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2010

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir 2010

In 2001 Lion Nathan acquired Petaluma (founded in 1976 by Brian Croser). But Croser retained control of the Tiers vineyard, a key source of Petaluma chardonnay. The wine lives on under the Tapanappa label, a joint venture of the Croser family and French families behind Chateau Lynch-Bages and Bollinger Champagne. The finely structured wine delivers juicy, full, ripe-peach varietal flavours, combined with the nutty, spicy characters of fermentation and maturation in oak barrels. I rate Tapanappa’s ripe, fine-boned 2010 pinot noir as the best yet from this new vineyard, planted by Croser in 2003 – inspired by the very cool maritime climate.

2009 Foggy Hill Pinot, A Wine to Cellar

Author: 
Peter Bourne
Source: 
Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review Date: 
June 2012

Brian Croser is the man behind the iconic Australian winery Petaluma - now part of the Lion Nathan Group. He moved on to create Tapanappa with the Bizot Family of Bollinger fame and the Cazes family from Chateau Lynch-Bages. Croser chose an ultra-cool, maritime site called Foggy Hill to plant Pinot Noir for this deliciously drinkable red, which expresses itself with fresh floral aromas of redcurrant jelly and crushed strawberries with a touch of wild herbs. The palate is sweetly savoury, the finish long and ethereal.

Foggy Hill 2010 Pinot Noir

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
Wine Companion
Review Date: 
25th of May 2012

The bouquet offers seductive red fruit, cardamon and a savoury herbaceous, bramble note; the palate is finely laced with red fruits, with a surprising and refreshing level of fine grained tannins; soft on entry and firm to conclude, will benefit with a few years of ageing.
Rating: 94 points / 5 goblets
Drink By: 2016

Matthew Jukes' 100 Best Australian Wines 2012

Author: 
Matthew Jukes
Source: 
www.matthewjukes.com
Review Date: 
24th of May 2012

With a highly aromatic and complex aroma akin to a ‘warm vintage’ Volnay, this is an aromatically hedonistic, Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot with a cunning, middle-weight palate. The classic, garnet Pinot hue is spot on in this wine and it hasn’t been allowed to put on too much weight making it a transcendental delight. Firm on the finish and only just peeking out of its shell, you can happily swirl the ‘09 until this glorious 2010 takes over and commands your undivided attention mid-way through 2013.

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