expert reviews about
2015 Tapanappa Fleurieu Pinot Noir
Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
I thought this release was fractionally stewy at first but the more it breathed the more perfumed and delicate it because. It certainly offers good variety correct drinking. Macerated black cherries, roses and assorted foresty flowers, undergrowth, a gentle veneer of creamy oak, and a tangy/spicy finish. Tannin adds an appropriate level of tension to the wine. Drinks well now and should perform well with extra time in bottle.2017 - 2022+
James Halliday (2015 Vintage) says
Light, bright crimson; a beautifully fragrant wine, the use of 30% whole bunches a master stroke for a supremely elegant and pure red-berried Pinot strongly reminiscent of Volnay, Burgundy, which has transformed itself over the past 12 months.Drink by 2024
Andrew Graham (2015 Vintage) says
On first open I thought this looked a little oaky, with the vanilla lacquer of (quality) French oak a slight distraction. But with air, the red cherry and plum fruit rolls through, and the thickness through the middle and long finish an ever constant reminder of just how serious a wine this is, no doubt helped along by plenty of time on skins, with just a little alcohol warmth to finish. In some ways this is just a bit dense to be beautiful. But the longer you look, the more you appreciate the A-grade nature of this wine, with a sense of class at every corner. Will only get better with bottle age too.