Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2023

The Adelaide Hills 2023 vintage was the coolest of the four consecutive cool vintages since 2020. To quote winemaker, Brian Croser, the ’23 Chardonnays are far from “overt.” I find that re-assuring, the vintage speaks and it’s beautifully fine with...
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Serious stuff here, a Riserva from 2013, opportunities for wines like these become rarer every day. Notes of coffee beans, roses, dark berries, licorice, truffles, spices and florals. Prominent tannins but they are so sleek and silky. There is good...
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