Light and elegant with refined notes of summer red berries, an opposite to the often brazen red wines of South Australia. Tannins and acidity in perfect balance and drinking well now with probably only slight improvement over the next 5 years.
Tapanappa 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is of medium colour intensity and is cerise in hue. The aroma of 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is of ripe fruit Pinot Noir without any hint of greener characters. Rich aromas of blackberry conserve with hints of rose and anise provide the fruit core with added complexity of earth and coffee. Despite its ripeness, 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir retains the ethereal qualities attributable to the cool maritime terroir.
The flavours are sweet, spicy and strong and are poised against the tannin and acid in a savoury structure. The alcohol remains unobtrusive against the powerful and slightly exotic flavours. This the fourth exciting wine from Foggy Hill Vineyard on Maylands Farm at Parawa at the apex of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. The style of the 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is a reflection of the terroir in a warm year compared to the more restrained 2009.
James Halliday 95/100
Jancis Robinson 17/20