A complex whole | 94 points | Jeni Port – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Wine Companion
Review Date: Aug 2022

65/35% merlot/cabernet franc. Matured 18 months in French oak barriques (50% new). A warm year and a generous expression of fruit which sets the scene for some enjoyable drinking. Redcurrant, black cherry, fennel seed, red licorice, raspberry and pepper work with sinewy tannins and vanillin oak to reveal a complex whole. Finishes firm and would love more time in bottle.

94 points

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