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Friday, 19 July 2019

Tapanappa Definitus Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Something akin to a block level wine off the Fleurieu's Foggy Hill Vineyard. The Definitus strip being a sub-Ridge formed where ferruginuous sandstone comes close to the surface. The strip also marks a delineation between two rows of two Bernard Clones (115 and 117, planted in 2003).

Highly perfumed, violets, sour cherry, slight spirited/lifted note. Starts segueing to black fruit hints, as though they're being summoned from the wine's depths.

Light, fine tannin, makes its presence known initially. Carries with it a dark presentation, earthy and coffee grounds like in profile. 

Latterly it asserts itself, dark and pronounced, it's tight and closed at this juncture - cellar for a minimum of five years, drink over a further five to fifteen. 93 

Tasted on: Tuesday 4th June, a Root to Flower day 
Source: Sample
Price: $90
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Website: https://tapanappa.com.au

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