2022 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay
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2022 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay

Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$56. 99
$683.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish toned edges and a watery hue. Intense white peach and nectarine scents engulf the nostrils with dried honey, hints of grapefruit, well integrated biscuity oak and gun flint lending further complexity. Rich fleshy white peach and nectarine fruits drive the palate with delicate dried honey, biscuity oak, citrusy nougat, roast almond and infusions of gun flint lying underneath. Textural with vivid acidity leading into a long concentrated yet energetic conclusion.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews…..
I looked at this over the course of 48 hours, by accident rather than by design, and I much preferred it with a bit of air in it. It’s driven by limey acidity and while its quality is clear from the outset, it really comes into its own once its pear flavours are allowed to reach full voice, and its sweet-spicy oak settles in, and its tinned peach characters reach an equal pitch to the lime-like notes. It’s then a glorious chardonnay, flavoursome and refreshing, long and sophisticated, full of run and yet measured and controlled at the same time. Drink 2024-2031+
95+ points
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front

Other Reviews....
From a small area planted 1979, then replanted with Dijon clones on a very close 1.5m spacing, the fruiting wire only 50cm above ground level. The yellow grapefruit is almost painfully intense and mouth-watering, the finish hypnotic. Drink to 2042.
97 points
James Halliday's Top 100 2023