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Author: Tyson Stelzer / Mike Bennie
Source: WBM Magazine
Review Date: Feb 2017

2015 Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay

A new member of the Tapanappa chardonnay family, from the 2003 Tiers plantings at 1.5m spacing, producing an earlier ripening, softer and more generous style. The result is delightfully fragrant, packed with white peach and lemon fruit of impressive concentration, defining a well-rounded and juicy palate, yet beautifully honed with finely mineral acidity and finely structured mouth feel.

94 points.

2015 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Striking an exacting balance between complexity and depth tang and refreshing elegance, this is a chardonnay that sings the virtues of vineyards around the Piccadilly Valley in fragrant white peach and lemon tones. It’s tangy, persistent, finely- textured and delicious.

94 points

2013 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Serious wine, this. Ripples with fine, firm tannins, offers a deep core of blue and blackberry fruit, shows some of the noted regional herbal/mint character. Packs lots into its slender frame and draws out the wine through to a long, elegant point. This should cellar exceptionally.

94 points

2015 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir

From vines now 12 years old, this is a particularly elegant pinot, true tothe cool 2015 season. A pale style of graceful red cherry and strawberry fruits. Brian Croser admits he slightly overcropped it and hence declassified it. It’s none the less for it and quite a bargain, with
30 percent whole bunch complexity supportive but not dominating.

93 points.

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