Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

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.

Foggy Hill Vineyard Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008 - 5 glasses - 94 points

Author: 
James Halliday
Source: 
James Halliday Wine Companion 2011
Review Date: 
July 2010

Good hue; a very intense pinot, with red and black fruits, the latter predominant, interlaced with fine but markedly savoury tannins. Needs at least three years. Cork.

14% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2015 $50 Date Tasted Jul 09

Wine Masterclass - Tapanappa vs the superstars

Author: 
Andrew Graham
Source: 
Australian Wine Review
Review Date: 
July 18, 2010

I've banged on before about the quality of the Tapanappa range, particularly the Tiers Chardonnay, and I recently had the opportunity to put this quality to the test, with Brian Croser putting on a masterclass that pitted the Tapanappa wines against some established French and Australian benchmarks.

Typically, the benchmarks chosen were all very high quality, but also purposefully picked to highlight the positive aspects of the Tapanappa range (Croser at his craftiest). Regardless, the Tapanappa range acquitted themselves well, especially the soon to be released 2009 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot.

Tapanappa, Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 - 93/100

Author: 
Tom Cannavan
Source: 
www.wine-pages.com
Review Date: 
March 2010

This is only the second vintage of the Tapanappa Pinot Noir. It has an immediate charm and delicacy, with soft, curranty and gently smoky aromas leading onto a palate that somehow manages both intense fruit sweetness and elegant freshness. There's a dry, savoury, really quite Burgundian undertow to this. It is low-cropped from the Foggy Hill vineyard (densely planted with Burgundian clones) and aged in French oak only 30% of which is new. It has lovely persistance in the mouth, its elegant, quiet layers unfolding slowly into the finish. Subtle and superb stuff. 93/100.

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 - 5 stars

Author: 
Ralph Kyte-Powell
Source: 
The Age - Epicure
Review Date: 
16th of March 2010

From the highest, coolest vineyard on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, this pinot is a product of a high-powered Australian-French collaboration. Fragrant and delicate floral and undergrowth aromas give lift to sour cherry fruit and malty richness. It has a silky texture, complex flavour and an aromatic finish. Very stylish

Tapanappa 2008 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir - 93/100

Author: 
Tom Cannavan
Source: 
wine-pages.com
Review Date: 
January 2010

Regular readers will know I'm a big fan of Brian Croser's Tapannapa, a decidedly terroir-driven project started by the ex-Petaluma winemaker in association with two French partners. This is only the second vintage of the Tapanappa Pinot Noir, sourced from the Fleurieu Peninsula, a few kilometres from the ocean near McLaren Vale. It has an immediate charm and delicacy, with soft, curranty and gently smoky aromas leading onto a palate that somehow manages both intense fruit sweetness and elegant freshness. There's a dry, savoury, really quite Burgundian undertow to this. It is low-cropped from the Foggy Hill vineyard (densely planted with Burgundian clones) and aged in French oak only 30% of which is new. It has lovely persistance in the mouth, its elegant, quiet layers unfolding slowly into the finish. Subtle and superb stuff. 93/100

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir - 91 Points

Author: 
Chris Plummer
Source: 
Australian Wine Journal
Review Date: 
5th of February 2010

There's an awful lot to be said for wine legend Brian Croser's Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir. Meticulous site selection, superlative vineyard management and carefully judged winemaking have created an utterly unique expression of Australian pinot noir, which sits right at the cutting edge of South Australian interpretations of the style. One day the Foggy Hill vineyard may be to South Australian pinot noir what the Croser family's Tiers Vineyard is to South Australian chardonnay.

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2008 - 94 Points

Author: 
Chris Plummer
Source: 
Australian Wine Journal
Review Date: 
4th of February 2010

It presents a very youthful expression of bright red cherry notes with savoury accents and definitive spice, fresh cedar/vanilla oak also plays a part. The palate announces itself with a beautifully silken, sensuous texture, the likes of which I've almost never encountered in South Aussie pinot before. It has exceptional depth of flavour for its young vine age, with its youthful deliciousness finishing fine, long, tight and well structured, with fine tannins and a lingering spice. It might not be the best pinot noir ever, but the potential of this vineyard now has me extremely excited (so excited I rushed to the Ed on the way home to grab a bottle, which I'll review later tonight with Casey - full review published tomorrow). 94

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