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Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir

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This is a super-cool pinot noir from the Foggy Hill vineyard that will blow your mind! Aromas of dark berries, cherries and plums open up in the glass, along with some earthy spoces and rose florals. The palate is medium-bodied, taut, tight and terrific, with a darkly-fruited centre, tight talcy tannins, and a long, flowing finish. It will cellar for a couple of years, but give it a decant and it will be good to go tonight.

Winemaker's Notes

2012 Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir is the product of a slightly warmer than average vintage from the very cool Foggy Hill Parawa site. The colour is moderate to intense reflecting the sunny vintage effect on berry pigmentation. The fruit aroma is of strong black berry-fruits with estery floral and spicy edges which contribute to Pinot’s “peacock’s tail”.

The palate has robust fruit flavour reflecting the aroma but with a definite tannin structure and persistence of flavours on the palate. 2012 Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir is “a pure expression of the unique Parawa, Fleurieu Peninsula terroir”.

Alcohol: 13.8%

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Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Strong, clear and deep colour; A thoroughly serious Pinot Noir, with a fragrant bouquet followed by a black cherry and plum palate with excellent texture and structure; tannins and oak are woven through the mind-palate and into the finish. Will repay cellaring.
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Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
95
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Regan Drew (2010 Vintage) says
Highly perfumed with cherries, this has a lovely palate of bright red, strawberry fruits. A lick of cherry cola/sars with a hint of smoky spice, finishes with a youthful acidity.
89
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Croser's quest to make great pinot continues apace with this dark cherry-scented style, some bergamot and Earl Grey tea, sweet earthy depth, lighter perfume and bright red fruits. The palate is supple and smooth, with a composed bed of open-weave tannins flowing effortlessly and carrying ripe-cherry and berry pastry flavours, finishing precise and tangy. Lovely wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Fragrant pure and ripe starts juicy plump and luscious on entry with good middle-palate fruit and really even palate structure and silky full finish in a big style.
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Fragrant pure and ripe starts juicy plump and luscious on entry with good middle-palate fruit and really even palate structure and silky full finish in a big style.
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Fragrant pure and ripe starts juicy plump and luscious entry with good middle-palate fruit and really strong middle palate structure and silky full finish in a massive style.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
93
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Fragrant pure and ripe starts juicy plump and luscious entry with good middle-palate fruit and really strong middle palate structure and silky full finish in a massive style.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
Angus Hughson (2007 Vintage) says
Brian Croser hunted this vineyard down and the search has certainly bought its rewards. It is the coolest site on the Australian mainland, and as a consequence gives wines of rare perfume and finesse. The wine, the first vintage of Tapanappa Pinot Noir, is a triumph - elegance, structure and acidity all bound together by complex fruit characters. Better still it finishes with velvet fruit, finely balanced tannins and fabulous length.

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