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Outstanding - 94 points - 2009 Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz

Author: 
Stuart Robinson
Source: 
The Vinsomniac
Review Date: 
30th of July 2013

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) and Shiraz (16%), the fruit is dazzling, framed up by some exquisite oak treatment.

It's fairly loaded up with cassis, plum, and beyond that to underlying cedary notes, hints of violet. Multi-faceted, the fruit is very prominent, but return each time to find a little extra something, the wine revealing itself further.

Silken smooth on the plate, nigh effortless. Abundance of cassis here too, with peppery hints and eucalypt, supported with good acid set against a savoury edge. Tannin is ultra-fine, classy one could say. Seems a pleasure to drink now, yet cellaring well will certainly reward the patient.
94 - Outstanding

Original article: http://www.thevinsomniac.com/2013/07/tapanappa-cabernet-shiraz-2009.html