Tapanappa

Tapanappa is a new Australian fine wine company. Formed in 2002, it is a partnership between the Croser family of the Piccadilly Valley, Australia, the Cazes family of Lynch Bages in the Medoc of Bordeaux, France and the families of Bollinger of Champagne, France. With more than thirty years of fine wine making experience from some of the finest terroirs of Australia, Brian Croser is supported in this new venture by the fine wine tradition and experience of his French partners united in their mutual belief in the prime role of "terroir" in wine quality. "We are determined to use the most expressive and unique terroirs of Australia to create Australian fine wine of distinction" In 2002 the partnership purchased the 30 year-old Koppamurra Vineyard, 20 kilometres north of Coonawarra in the Wrattonbully region. The vineyard has been completely retrellised and renovated and has been renamed the Whalebone Vineyard because of the discovery of a whale skeleton in a limestone cave beneath the vineyard. The Whalebone Vineyard is a terroir peculiarly suited to the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. In an era in which the distinction between fine wine and commodity wine is becoming increasingly marked Australia is struggling to find its place in the fine wine world. Tapanappa is committed to achieving recognition of the Whalebone Vineyard as a great Australian terroir in the most discriminating fine wine markets of the world.

  • Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 95+ POINTS - WINE FRONT!    "The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley are all now well over 30 years old though some were planted in the late 1970s. Dramatically concentrated but...

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  • Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    96 POINTS - HUON HOOKE! 95 POINTS - WINE GENIUS!    "Medium to full yellow colour. A complex but youthful lanolin, wool, nut-toffee and lightly floral bouquet gives entree to a tight, slightly shrill, high-acid palate. Very fine, tight...

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  • Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz 2007

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz 2007

    Region: SA- Limestone Coast

    "Here's the new range from Brian Croser's 'Wines of Terroir' series, showing how Cabernet and Shiraz from Wrattonbully are a force to be reckoned with. This is a sibling to the Whalebone, from the Joanna vineyard where grapes grow on red clay loams over...

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  • Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

    Region: SA-(Other)

    "Cherry, bramble fruit, stalks, rose and baking spices " some mint/aniseed too. Medium weight with a firm, stalky backbone, yet it feels fine and silky too. Unforced acidity, fine dry tannin and a non-sweet flavour profile are positives. Long dry finish...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Piccadilly Chardonnay 2013

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    Tyson Stelzer 95 Points!"I love its lemon blossom fragrance, white peach concentration, tense magic acidity and seamless French oak, but most of all I love its fine, mineral, flinty texture."Tyson Stelzer "Super long for a $39 wine, the oak obvious...

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  • Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2006

    Region: SA- Limestone Coast

    Campbell Mattinson 90+ points!"Gravel, blackcurrant, dried herbs and toasty, tarry flavours characterise it. Plus eucalypt. It has reasonable length and its oak has settled into the wine well."Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front, May 2010 Nick Stock 94...

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  • Tapanappa Whalebone Merlot 2003

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Whalebone Merlot 2003

    Region: SA- Limestone Coast

    "The hand picked Merlot bunches from the Whalebone Vineyard were destemmed and partially crushed (60% whole berries) and chilled to 1 tonne open top fermenters. The fermenters were sealed for a further week of maceration and then pressed directly to new...

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  • Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

    Region: SA-(Other)

    Huon Hooke 95 points! "Brian Croser has nailed pinot noir in record time with his new Fleurieu vineyard. Cherry to plum aromas, with subtle background oak. The tannins provide backbone and authority, and good persistence. A pinot of richness and...

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  • Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    -Jeremy Oliver 93 points!'A very rich, profound wine with deep, layers of earthy, spicy and briary fruit. Its profound, smoky bouquet of sweet red berries, cherry kernels, raisins, figs and roast beetroot opens up slowly to reveal sweet floral notes and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "Bright, medium to light yellow colour and it has a lovely nougat, toasted almond and toasted cashew bouquet, while the palate is intense and refreshingly crisp, with concentrated lemon and citrus fruit and tremendous refinement. The wine is superbly...

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  • Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2004

    Region: SA- Padthaway

    - Huon Hooke 95 points!' A big wine with a lovely range of cabernet aromas, from mint and herbs to abundant dark fruit. It's concentrated and lingering. Powerfully built and here for the long-haul.' Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine

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    $79.95
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  • Tapanappa Piccadilly Chardonnay 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Tapanappa Piccadilly Chardonnay 2010

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    Nick Stock 94 Points!Jeremy Oliver 93 Points!"Despite the warm year, the structure of Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay is typically savoury with a moderate alcohol and refreshing acid finish to a significant mouth feel and viscosity, the hallmarks...

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