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Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

Top drops - Peter Forrestal rates three of the best for STM

Peter Forrestal
Sunday Times
Review Date: 
13th of February 2011

2008 Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay

Brian Croser lives alongside the superb Tiers vineyard in the Adelaide Hills and coaxes one of the country’s finest chardonnays from its 30-year-old vines. This has restraint and fruit purity, wonderful texture and bright, refreshing acidity.

2009 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

From a mild, dry growing season in Southern Fleurieu Peninsula in SA comes this brooding, age-worthy pinot that is tight, fine and showing power, restrained dark-cherry and raspberry-pith flavours.

2006 Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz

Pinots you should get to know

Huon Hooke
Sydney Morning Herald
Review Date: 
8th of February 2011

From Huon Hooke's article on the recent Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir Celebration.

Some of my personal favourites at the pinot celebration: Tapanappa Foggy hill 2008; Dexter 2008; Paringa Estate Single Vineyard 2008; Moorooduce Estate The Moorooduc 2009 and 2008; Ten Minutes By Tractor McCutcheon Vineyard 2008; Foxeys Hangout 2007; Eldridge Estate 2007; Chehalem Ridgecrest Oregon 2008; Main Ridge Half Acre 2004 and 2009; from Burgundy, Domaine de Montille Volnay Taillepieds 2002 and 2007; Domaine Serafin Charmes-Chambertin 2007. But most definitely not the 2004 Faiveley Latricieres-Chambertin.

2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir - 95 points

Gourmet Traveller Wine
Review Date: 
3rd of February 2011

Brian Croser has nailed pinot noir in record time with his new Fleurieu vineyard. Cherry to plum aromas, with subtle background oak. The tannins provide backbone and authority, and good persistence. A pinot of richness and gravitas. 

2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir - 8.9/10

Max Crus
Daily Advertiser
Review Date: 
18th of January 2011

2009 is young for a flash pinot but what's a man to do? We're not camels. Young but you can see the makings ... if only we had another bottle. 8.9/10

Indulge yourself - 2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 - 5 stars

Ralph Kyte-Powell
The Age - Epicurean
Review Date: 
11th of January 2011

Made by the Australian-French Tapanappa partnership, this wine from South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula sums up pinot noir's sappy mystery well. Aromas of flowers, dark-cherry jam, forest earth and seamlessly integrated spicy oak lead through a satiny, medium-bodied mouthful with a long, aromatic finish.

Ageing? Drink over four years.

Food ideas Prosciutto-wrapped quail; mild soft cheeses.

5 Stars a superb example, a near perfect wine of great character, worthy of the big occasion and the best company.

2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir - 17.7 points

Andrew Graham
Review Date: 
29th of November 2010

I've had this open for a day and a half now and only now is it looking at it's best. In fact, yesterday afternoon when I first opened the bottle I was left thinking 'what did I see in this last time'. What a difference a day makes...

For today it looks bright, vibrant and serious, glowing ruby red in the glass and smelling backward. That's much of the problem with this wine - beyond the redcurrant it's actually quite sullen and herbal, restrained and just a bit warm. It tastes very much like a work in progress actually, with a palate that is bound up in acidity and soapy stem tannins. It's this structure though that is ultimately one of the best things about the wine, a hint of glory that reminds just how serious a Pinot this is.

In the wash it's unquestionably a smart wine, if not the most obvious beast at the moment. 17.7/92+

2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir - 95 Points

Chris Plummer
Review Date: 
24th of November 2010

The establishment of Tapanappa could be the most exciting thing to ever happen to South Australian pinot noir. After following up his first vintage (2007) with a much improved wine from 2008 (94pts), Brian Croser has set the bar even higher with his best release yet from 2009. The future for Tapanappa's young Foggy Hill vineyard looks very bright indeed.

2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Louise Radman
theAdelaide magazine
Review Date: 
25th of November 2010

Louise Radman selects food-friendly wines for lush summer celebrations

2009 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Serious and sensual with the poise of a cool maritime climate where the fog rolls in off the Great Southern Ocean.

Aromatics of fresh plucked roses and leafy floral sprays. Black cherry, aniseed, mocha and sandalwood with silken texture and thrilling tension.

match with coffee roasted duck or pork.