Tapanappa Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay 2017
Another great Tapanappa Chardonnay. Sourced from a block of close-planted vines planted in 2003 on the Tiers property, this is quite a contrast to the more linear Tiers (which still has its measure). From the outset, this is more opulent and mouthfilling, the flavours sliding into nutty richness and peach, the finish toasty and full. It’s a model, traditional Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, with oak, lees and ripe fruit playing a part, delivering a wine of unashamed depth, complexity and real quality.
Full bodied Chardonnay that I want to drink.
Best drinking: Good now, and will hold for a good 5-8yrs easy. 18.5/20, 94/100. 13%, $55. Would I buy it? $55 might buy village level Burgundy. Or this. Yeah, I know where my dollars would go.