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Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir - 95 Points

Author: 
Chris Plummer
Source: 
australianwinejournal.blogspot.com
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

Author: 
Louise Radman
Source: 
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.

DRINK ME! Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2009

Source: 
Who Weekly
Review Date: 
13th of September 2010

Brian Croser is one of Australia's most influential winemakers, and he has invested heart and soul into this vineyard on SA's Fleurieu Peninsula. This is the third vintage from what Croser has deemed a "distinguished site" and it's regarded as the best yet: smooth, subtly earthy and with great depth. Forget the shaving gear and get a bottle of this for Father's Day. Only 1,200 cases were made, so don't much about.

Wine of the Week: Tapanappa 2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Author: 
Winsor Dobbin
Source: 
winsordobbin.com.au
Review Date: 
30th of August 2010

Brian Croser chose one of the coolest, dampest spots on the Fleurieu Peninsula to plant pinot noir vines after identifying Foggy Hill as a "distinquished site." The veteran winemaker's faith has been rewarded with delightful 2009; ethereal aromas are followed up by a medium-bodied, dry and subtle wine on the palate with hints of both stalks and earthiness. A savoury, beautifully structured wine that opened up over the 48 hours after the cork had been pulled. What a pity it is under cork, though.

Tapanappa 2008 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir - Top 100 Wines

Author: 
Robert Geddes MW
Source: 
Australian Wine Vintages 28th Edition 2011
Review Date: 
5th of August 2010

The 2008 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir has been named in Robert Geddes MW's Top 100 Wines, in the latest edition of his Australian Wine Vintages (aka the gold book).

Certificate for Top 100 Wines for 2008 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2009 - 93 Points

Author: 
Gary Walsh
Source: 
winefront.com.au
Review Date: 
3rd of August 2010

Well I suppose if you have to have one you might as well have a good one: lovely cork.

Creamy caramel tinged oak and a mix of cherry, plum and raspberry fruit with a slight rosy fragrance. Mid-weight with a pleasing sense of dryness and a subtle minerality that's often not found in local Pinot. Silky smooth tannin rides with a sidecar of subtle stalkiness. Good length of flavour. Perhaps some young vine dilution, but the overall feel and impression is positive. Took a couple of days to open up and flesh out. Best release to date I?d say.

Rated : 93 Points

Grape expectations - Tapanappa 2009 Pinot Noir

Author: 
Kerry Skinner
Source: 
Illawarra Mercury
Review Date: 
28th of July 2010

Tapanappa is a South Australian-based consortium comprising the legendary Australian winemaker Brian Croser of Petaluma fame and two French partners, including Champagne Bolinger. From the specialy selected Foggy Hil vineyard on the Fleurieu Peninsula, this is perfectly poised pinot with perfumed notes on the nose, sweetish chery and berry fruit flavours, spice and earthy characters, lovely oak and silky tannins. Drink with roast quail.

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