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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2009
  • 94 points James Halliday
  • Luscious blend from Brian Croser
  • Intense and complex

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2009 x6

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?A 6436% blend matured for 22 months in 70% new French oak. Bright, light hue, still youthful; a complex wine from start to finish, the bouquet expressive, the medium-bodied palate with many messages of savoury red fruits, black olive and briar, corralled by fine, but persistent, tannins.? Australian Wine Companion.

Wine Region

WRATTONBULLY

Drink Until

2020

Varieties

64% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

14.0%

Foods

This is a wine for hearty winter dishes of braised and slow cooked meats and roasted.

Oak

Matured in French oak.

Colour

Deep red.

Nose

2009 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc has floral and briary aromas attributable to Cabernet Franc combined with the plum-sauce aromas of cool grown, fully ripe Merlot.

Palate

The flavours are intense but refined with the freshness and vibrancy of Cabernet family blackcurrant and spice accentuated by the smoky and minty hallmarks of the Whalebone terroir. The most endearing aspect of this cool vintage wine is the beautiful and significant tannin structure folding into an even mouth coating savoury finish.

Background

2009 was a wonderful cooler vintage at Tapanappa's Whalebone Vineyard. 2009 was very similar to 2004 and wines of these vintages have the refined structure and delicate aromatics of a cooler vintage. 2009 was a great vintage at the Whalebone Vineyard and the wine will reward cellaring for at least two decades. This wine ?is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Whalebone Vineyard.?

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