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!

Foggy Hill Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir Latest Reviews

Liquid Hunches: Tapanappa Pinot Noir Foggy hill Vineyard 2008

Author: 
Bob Tyrer
Source: 
The Sunday Times
Review Date: 
11th of September 2011

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What I needed for my £20 was a wine with lowish tannins, a nice bit of acidity and intriguing flavours that come and go in the glass.

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And third, to the cool Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where Brian Croser, one of Australia's greatest wine visionaries, planted pinot noir eight years ago and has conjured Burgundian subtlety from the young vines. It's worth the £20-plus premium.

Pinots you should get to know

Author: 
Huon Hooke
Source: 
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.

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

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.

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