Sunday 1st of December “Piccadilly Pick-a-Dozen
10am - 1pm, Tapanappa Winery. Load up the car with wine for the festive season!
Taste and buy wines from Terre a Terre /DAOSA, Tapanappa, CRFT, Barratt Wines and Greenhill WInes.
Sausage sizzle, coffee, cherries and flower stall!

Tiers Vineyard 2008 Chardonnay Latest Reviews

A copper-bottomed keeper

Author: 
Johnny Ray
Source: 
GQ Magazine
Review Date: 
June 2012

This is as classy as you would expect from a Brian Croser, Bollinger and Cazes family joint project. Barrel-fermented and oak-aged for 10 months, it is elegantly structured, tropical yet restrained, generous yet intense.

Australian fine wine - no oxymoron

Author: 
Jancis Robinson
Source: 
jancisrobinson.com
Review Date: 
13th of October 2011

Tapanappa, Tiers Chardonnay 2008 Piccadilly Valley 18 Drink 2010-2014

Current release. Open, vegy nose. Big and bold and an attempt at a Burgundy grand cru rather than even a premier cru wine! Very toothsome indeed. Well done! Long. Some honey but no flab. Quite open compared with the Yattarna.

Original article http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tasting_articles/ta20110913.html

Review of the Tapanappa Wines range

Author: 
Alontin
Source: 
http://australianwinereviews.blogspot.com/
Review Date: 
24th/25th of February 2011

I have a small number of Tapanappa wines in my cellar, but never tasted the full range until last night. I cannot think of another small Australian winery which produces four different wines at such an outstanding level. I much prefer these wines to Brian Croser's old Petaluma range. Every wine I tried I would rate in the 95/96 point range.

The 2008 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay is brilliant. Made in the style of a leading Montrachet, it undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Despite this, there is enough acidity to balance the ripe lemon and creamy flavours. The wine is matured in 50% new oak, and it shows, but it is not overwhelming. Not many Chardonnay vines in Australia benefit from the full French treatment, but this wine is outstanding and justifies its hefty price tag.

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

Author: 
Peter Forrestal
Source: 
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

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Author: 
Bob Tyrer
Source: 
Sunday Times (UK)
Review Date: 
18th of November 2010

Work of art from Brian Croser, the Australian wine master. But still young, so pour into a jug for an hour to develop its flavours - stone, nuts, citrus honey - and don't serve it too cold. About 12C ought to be right.

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2008 Chardonnay - 97 points (Equal Top Chardonnay)

Author: 
Tony Love
Source: 
The Advertiser Top 100 Wines
Review Date: 
10th of November 2010

A small section of the Petaluma's Piccadilly Valley vineyard goes to Brian Croser's own gem, here with excitingly bright fruit, ginger and pineapple skin zing, citrussy acidity and five-star character.

97 points.

Andrew Jefford's Top Aussie Chardonnays

Author: 
Andrew Jefford
Source: 
Decanter Magazine
Review Date: 
October 2010

17.5 points / 20

Brian Croser, never one to shy from a challenge, managed to create one of the greatest Tiers to date during the fierce heat of March 2008. The notes of lemon, grapefruit and citrus zest are subtle and refined, yet astonishingly intense. Now - 2025.

Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Chardonnay - Top 100 Wines

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

The 2008 Tiers Chardonnay has been named in Australia's Top 100 Wines by Robert Geddes MW in his latest edition of Australian WIne Vintages (aka. the gold book).

Certificate for Top 100 Wines for Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Chardonnay

Tiers Vineyard Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2008 - 5 Glasses - 96 Points

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

Let's hope the chateau-length quality cork does justice to the wine through its life time, for this has marvellous varietal fruit flavour and intensity; immaculate oak handling adds the finishing touch; swells on the mid-palate, but is held by impressive acidity, the flavour lingering long in the mouth. Cork.

13.5% alc. Rating 96 Drink 2014 $80 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.

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