2008 Whalebone Merlot Cab Franc – A truly lovely wine – 96 points

Source: Wine Companion Magazine
Review Date: May 2013

The 60%/40% blend was cold-soaked for four days prior to fermentation commencing, hand-plunged with a peak of 32°C, then macerated for seven days post fermentation; thereafter 20 months in French oak (30% new) before being bottled unfiltered. The colour is vivid purple-crimson, the medium-bodied palate exceptionally supple and smooth, the tannins silky and fine. A truly lovely wine.

96 points
Drink to 2033 

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