“A truly lovely wine” – 96 points and Top “Other Reds” – 2008 Whalebone Merlot Cab Franc

Author: James Halliday
Source: Australian Wine Companion 2014
Review Date: Jul 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

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