Looking back at Australian Chardonnay

Tiers Chardonnay 40th anniversary celebration at Tapanappa, Adelaide Hills

See Australian Rieslings, and Chardonnays compared for the tasting notes of the retrospective of Tiers Chardonnay described below.

I think it was Xavier Bizot who had the idea of celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the planting of the Tiers vineyard in the Adelaide Hills in 1979. He is the son-in-law of Brian Croser, who initially planted the vines for his nascent Petaluma wine operation. Much wine has flowed under the bridge since then, including the sale of Petaluma in 2001 to Asian brewers Lion Nathan and the establishment of the Croser family’s own Tapanappa label in the old Petaluma...