“A substantial wine with a long way to go” – 2010 Whalebone Merlot Cab Franc

Author: Mike Bennie / Andrew Caillard
Source: Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review Date: Jun 2015

appealed to Bennie. “A pretty but rich perfume of stewed fruits, plum and prunes with some cinnamon and mara- schino cherry,” he said. “A fleshy palate with ample dark fruits and tinged with choc-mint flavour. Chalky tannins, finishes fresh and peppery. It’s a beefy expression of the varieties, but done well. Caillard concluded, “A substantial wine with a long way to go.”

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