Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2018
95 points, “Terrific intensity and drive. An impressive young chardonnay with electric flavour and refreshing nerve, cleansing and very long in its aftertaste. It's more refined than the old-vine Tiers Vineyard 2018.” – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
94 points, “Brian Croser's ode to his halcyon youth when California first convinced him that high quality Chardonnay was indeed possible outside of Burgundy… it will stun.” – James Halliday’s Wine Companion
Tapanappa’s 1.5m Chardonnay comes from a lower-trained parcel of the Tiers Vineyard, planted more recently at a higher density of 1.5m between the rows. This encourages earlier ripening and more competition among the vines, and therefore higher quality fruit. The Tiers Vineyard texture and the warm vintage are evident in the rich peach, fig, quince and citrus fruit, but there’s also zingy lemon meringue pie, shortbread biscuits and creamy praline from the extended lees ageing in French Vosges oak barriques. We love this wine so much that we bought the entire UK allocation, so it’s available exclusively here at Harvey Nichols.
An Officer of the Order of Australia and a Decanter Man of the Year, Brian Croser is a luminary, a living legend and a true visionary. Rising to fame as the chief winemaker at Hardy’s in the 1970s, he would later establish Petaluma and Argyle in Oregon. But maybe one of his most important wineries is Tapanappa, created in partnership with Bollinger and the Cazes family of Pauillac’s Lynch Bages.
£6.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3343505
Style No.: 847895
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