Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2016, Adelaide Hills, AUD $39
Australian wines scored six Platinum Best in Show awards at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, judged recently in London.
Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2014, Wrattonbully, AUD $55
My latest chardonnay tasting of 118 wines yielded 17 wines scoring gold-ribbon or above; another 19 scoring 93 to 94 points.
My latest pinot noir tasting of 94 wines revealed many stunners.
The just-completed 2017 harvest was unusually late throughout Australia.
Australian won three ‘Platinum Best In Show’ awards at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, where I was among the judges in April.
After nearly 30 years of being off-limits to the public, Brian Croser’s Adelaide Hills winery, the former home of Petaluma, will soon be open to visitors. The Croser and Bizot families will open a cellar door at the winery, in Spring Gully Rd, Piccadilly, in
Building work is expected to start soon on Petaluma’s new winery in the Adelaide Hills (tasting notes). The 2000-tonne rated winery, plus full facilities for aging, riddling and disgorging the sparkling wine Croser, will be sited on a 36-hectare farm at Woodside, near Bird In