2018 Tapanappa Definitus Foggy Hill Pinot Noir
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2018 Tapanappa Definitus Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
An elite microcosm of the Foggy Hill site. The best strip, so to speak. I prefer this to the '17. More integrated, compact, layered and detailed. The tension, curtailing the ripe and inherently sweet fruit. The oak, tannic extract and judicious whole bunch amalgamating as a finely tuned structural skein, corralling the billowing sweet berry fruit, root spice and undergrowth scents. The finish long and generous, yet nothing overt. This is mid-weighted and far from shy, but there is plenty in store embedded in the structural timbre. Drink by 2030.
96 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

There are four hectares of pinot noir growing on the Foggy Hill vineyard; this is from a one-hectare strip. It’s planted at a density of 4444 vines/hectare, using clones 115 and 777, all planted on rootstock.
Firm, ripe and convincing. Cedarwood oak shows keenly but fruit-derived flavours are yet myriad. Dry tobacco, garden herbs, beet notes, a luscious almost jellied berry character, woodsmoke and anise. There’s a smoky, twiggy bitterness to the aftertaste and it’s a most pleasant thing; it helps elevate it. This wine has the structure to age but I’m not convinced its a long termer; the next handful of years though will be good ones. Drink 2022 - 2028.
94 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front