Recognition

Category: 2004

“A terrific wine” 94 Points | James Suckling | 2004 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Author: James Suckling
Source: James Suckling
Date: Jun 2018

Still very fresh with an array of sweet elkather, chocolate and darker plums. Some light peppery nuances, too. There are meaty notes on the nose such as beef stock and bouillon. Very nicely developed. The palate is softened off, showing …

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Wine Behind the Label – Tapanappa Wines

Author: David Moore (Ed.)
Source: Wine Behind The Label
Date: Oct 2010

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot 2004 – 91/100

Author: Tom Cannavan
Source: www.wine-pages.com
Date: Jun 2010

The 2004 vintage of Tapanappa’s Merlot was limited to just 150 cases, and comes from a cool vintage where the grapes were harvested a week later than normal. The nose has very full fruit, with red plums and a touch …

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“Lovely balance” 93 Points | Lincoln Scott | 2004 Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz

Author: Lincoln Scott
Source: GrapeScott.net
Date: Jun 2010

Just a short note on this one. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Franc from the Whalebone Vineyard in Wrattonbully. On the nose, milk chocolate, blackcurrants, mulberries, iodine and a touch of tomato leaf and …

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet-Shiraz 2004

Author:
Source: Decanter Magazine
Date: Jun 2010

This release from the Brian Croser/Jean-Michel Cazes/Bollinger venture is plump with juicy plums, cherries, currants, spice and cocoa. Fresh and crisp, the oak is finely woven in, adding to the wine’s complexity and length.…

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“A very attractive mix” 95 Points | James Halliday | Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2004

Author: James Halliday
Source: Australian Wine Companion
Date: Jun 2010

Medium red-purple, not star-bright; a very attractive mix of sweet red and black fruits with seamless quality oak and fine, ripe tannins. Rating 95 Drink 2014…

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2004 Merlot

Author: Sarah Ahmed
Source: The Wine Detective
Date: Jun 2010

deep opaque purple with a crimson rim and an equally youthful, opulent, lifted nose with plum with red and blue berries and liquorice. Class in a glass, the palate is rich with velvety tannins, saturated with sweetly ripe fruit balanced …

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Tapanappa, meeting with Brian Croser 2009

Author: Sarah Ahmed
Source: The WIne Detective
Date: Jun 2010

Brian Croser is the man who founded pioneering winery, Petaluma, the first in the Adelaide Hills. He is known as Australia’s original ?terroirist? for his unrelenting pursuit of his countryman, Dr AC Kelly’s vision of 1867 that ?in the great …

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“Lovely texture” S+ | Simon Wodds | Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2004

Author: Simon Wodds
Source: www.simonwoods.com
Date: Jun 2010

Ripe but restrained, showing some hints of leathery maturity, but still with plenty of freshness to the broad-shouldered blackcurrant and blackberry flesh. Lovely texture, fine-grained, almost dusty tannins and plenty of life still ahead of it. S+…

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet/Shiraz

Author: Neil Beckett (Editor)
Source: 1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die
Date: Jun 2010

Brian Croser rose to prominence in the mid-1970s when he left his position as chief winemaker with Hardys to begin the celebrated wine science course at Riverina College in New South Wales. At the same time he also founded an …

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Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2004

Author: Wayne de Nicolo
Source: SW Magazine
Date: Jun 2010

A pricey but very impressive South Australian offering from Brian Croser of Petaluma fame. High quality fruit strikes you from the first mouthful-cranberries, plums and blackcurrants ? and it has good structure and fine tannins.…

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Wine Pick of the week

Author: Patrick Haddock
Source: FoodInFocus.com.au
Date: Jun 2010

If you’ve got a special occasion coming up you’d want a wine like this. If you haven’t, buy it anyway and put it in the cellar as the legendary Brian Croser is responsible.

This is a grand wine with its …

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90 Points – Tapanappa 2004 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot

Author:
Source: Wine Enthusiast
Date: Jun 2010

This French-Australian collaboration has turned out a soft, easy-to-drink Merlot with notable complexity. Cassis and black cherry fruit is backed with shadings of cedar and vanilla and eased along by a creamy texture and supple tannins. Without any track record, …

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot 2004

Author: Henry Livingstone
Source: MX (Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane)
Date: Jun 2010

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard was a real winner. With intense colours, the 2004 merlot shows aromas of ripe plum with the smoky eucalypt and anise edge. The

flavour offers rich, ripe fruit without being sweet, with firm tannins for a savoury …

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90 points – Tapanappa Merlot Wrattonbully Whalebone Vineyard 2004

Author: Harvey Steiman
Source: Wine Spectator
Date: Jun 2010

The texture and harmony set this apart, despite a vegetal edge. Supple, almost sumptuous, this starts with more herb and red pepper notes than ripe cherry flavours, but it balances nicely as the finish rolls on. Drink now through 2012. …

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Wine Behind The Label 2007 – Philip Williamson & David Moore –

Author: Philip Williamson & David Moore
Source: Wine Behind The Label 2007
Date: Jun 2010

Wines to Watch

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: Gourmet Traveller WINE
Date: Jun 2010

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Despite the fanfare, I didn’t like the first release of this wine from the 2003 vintage. The new project of Australian wine legend Brian Croser, it had come from mature vines at Wrattonbully in South …

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The Red Album 2007 – Top 101 Reds – Campbell Mattinson – August 2007

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Red Album 2007 - Top 101 Reds
Date: Jun 2010

Harpers – Rebecca Gibbs – 20th of July 2007

Author: Rebecca Gibbs
Source: Harpers
Date: Jun 2010

2004 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Author: Nick Ryan
Source: Men's Style
Date: Jun 2010

Beautifully defined fruit, perfect poise and serious structure. Wrattonbully’s potential as a red wine region has attracted some heavy hitters and this wine is the strongest affirmation of that faith.…

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Top 100 Australian Wines

Author: Matthew Jukes
Source: expertwine.com
Date: Jun 2010

A more sumptuous wine than the grippy, edgy, energetic 2003, this 2004 is finely tuned, more relaxed and self-assured and, in truth, far more delicious! Tapanappa is fast-tracking at an impressive rate into the top echelons of the Aus wine …

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Tapanappa by Brian Croser

Author: Tom Cannavan
Source: www.wine-pages.com
Date: Jun 2010

Meaning ‘Stick to the path’ in aboriginal language, Tapanappa is a super-premium Australian label, launched by one of the great names of Australian winemaking, Brian Croser (left). Croser found fame as owner and winemaker at Petaluma, one of Australia’s icon …

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Sky’s the Limit

Author: Tom Cannavan
Source: www.wine-pages.com
Date: Jun 2010

Tapanappa (Australia) Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2004

Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard of 30-year-old vines lies just north of Coonawarra in the Wrattonbully region. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Shiraz (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) spends 18 months in all new …

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One for the Cellar

Author: Max Allen
Source: Gourmet Traveller
Date: Jun 2010

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