Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014


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South Australia, Australia
95 points


The color, unusually rich for a Pinot Noir, reflects the sun-drenched vintage and the meticulous leaf-plucking process before veraison. The aroma is a symphony of spicy, sappy, ripe cherries with delicate floral nuances that lend Pinot Noir its enchanting complexity. The 2014 vintage has yielded one of the most aromatic Foggy Hill Pinot Noirs to date.

Foggy Hill's north-facing slope takes its name from the seasonal fogs that gracefully envelope the spine of the Fleurieu Peninsula, wafting in from the Great Southern Ocean during summer and autumn. This maritime microclimate blesses the vineyard with cool days and moderately warm nights, nurturing the grapes to produce wines of exceptional intensity and fragrance.

Brian Croser, a pioneering figure in Australian winemaking, stands as one of the early proponents of the profound connection between grape variety and terroir. He fervently believes that terroir is the ultimate determinant of fine wine and that achieving it requires a gentle, hands-off approach in viticulture. All efforts are focused on the vineyards to ensure that the vines themselves achieve the ideal chemistry and flavor balance.


95 points
Jeremy Oliver

When to drink: 2022 to 2026

92 points


Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2028
Food pairing
Pinot Noir pairs well with a variety of foods, including grilled salmon, roasted chicken, mushroom dishes, and creamy cheeses.

Tasting Profile

Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark crimson hue. Potent aromas of ripe dark cherries, subtle violets, dark plum and anise are complemented by toasty oak and spice.
Big in weight the palate offers up bold flavours of ripe black cherries and dark plums intermixed with toasty oak and anise over a spicy finish. The toasty oak poking out a little too much at present. Fine grained, solidly built tannin structure. Aftertaste of black cherries, toasty oak, dark plum and spicy anise. A bold toasty Pinot.

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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