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Tag: Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2023 Chardonnay

“Layer upon layer of concentrated flavour . . . and bounce.” – 95 Points | Jeni Port | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Mar 2024

If Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay hails from the “new” block of French Bernard clones planted in 2003, fruit for this Tiers Chardonnay is off the “old” block, the original block established in 1979. A cool vintage and low yields bring good …

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“A wonderful wine.”  – 5 Stars | Lester Jesberg | Winewise – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Lester Jesberg
Source: Winewise
Date: Mar 2024

Naturally, there is a close relationship between this wine and the preceding one. The 1.5m comes from younger vines, but both were made from hand-picked grapes that were chilled to 2°C, and air-bag pressed before fermentation in French barriques, one …

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“Its intensity and length mark it out as a classic Chardonnay.”  – 96 Point | Gary Walsh | The Wine Front – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Feb 2024

Only 2011 was cooler than 2023 (of recent vintages) in the Piccadilly Valley, as expressed in HDD at 1093°, versus the long term average of 1135°. This is from a block planted in 1979,  the clone unknown.

Pear, grapefruit and lemon …

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“This hits the precipice of elegant and fine Australian Chardonnay”  – Marc Malouf | Wine Worth Writing About – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Marc Malouf
Source: Wine Worth Writing About
Date: Feb 2024

Pale gold with cyan reflections and a tight, but beautifully nuanced nose of orange and apple blossom, white peach, pear, apple, lemon, finger-lime, sugarmelon, dried galangal, cashew and honey nougat, fennel, a touch of spearmint, ocean salinity and a hint …

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“An exquisite, benchmark wine” – 96 points | Regan Drew | Vino Notebook – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Regan Drew
Source: VinoNotebook.com
Date: Feb 2024

Pale lemon hue. Floral and fragrant. Pomme fruit and blossom, easy roast roast nut delicacy, soft honey, bread crust, ground salt and grapefruit pith.  Such flow and evenness with incredibly complex layers of fruit and winemaking that swirl and writhe …

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“A treat and then some.” – 96 points | Steve Leszczynski |QWineReviews – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Steve Leszczynski
Source: QWineReviews.com
Date: Feb 2024

And you thought the Tiers 1.5m was something special? Woah! This is a treat and then some. The Tiers from Tapanappa has quite rightly built itself a reputation over the years and this further cements its standing as one of …

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“Refined and tense, concentrated and yet seamlessly textured and composed”Intense, focused and bright” – 96 points | Huon Hooke | The Real Review – Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: The Real Review
Date: Feb 2024

Lighty toasted cashewnut aroma, hints of vanilla and almond-meal, the palate refined and tense, concentrated and yet seamlessly textured and composed. The wine is very smooth and rounded, with plenty of acidity but you barely feel it. Lovely depth of …

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