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Tag: 2018 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cab Shiraz

Very good balance, density and torque  | 95 points | Andrew Caillard MW – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Author: Andrew Caillard MW
Source: The Vintage Journal
Date: May 2023

Medium deep crimson. Lovely intense blackcurrant, blackberry, hint chinotto aromas with vanilla, marzipan, roasted chestnut notes. Grainy textured and velvety with lovely inky blackcurrant, mulberry fruits, cedary textures and underlying vanilla/ marzipan notes. Finishes slinky firm and minerally. Very good …

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Powerful and structure  | 92 points | Aaron Brasher – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Author: The Real Review
Source: Aaron Brasher
Date: May 2023

Deep, dark and inky in the glass. Lifted aromas of mulberry, blackcurrant, bramble, tobacco, menthol and oak. Rich, dark fruit and oaky on the palate, there’s a lush core of brooding mulberry fruit, plum, cola and firm granular tannins. Powerful, …

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Stylish and Sophisticated | Winsor Dobbin- Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Author: Winsor Dobbin
Source: Winsor's Choice
Date: Feb 2023

Here’s a mature wine – ready to enjoy right now – that is also a current release from Brian Croser’s excellent Tapanappa stable of wines. Fresh and juicy, but also stylish and sophisticated, it is a blend of Australia’s two …

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An excellent example of Australia’s own red blend  | 93 points | James Suckling – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Author: JamesSuckling.com
Source: James Suckling
Date: Dec 2022

Aromas of red and black currants, black cherries, rosemary stem and thyme. Medium- to full-bodied with silky, chewy tannins. Nicely defined red and black fruit on the palate. Fresh and articulate with a juicy finish. Drink or hold.

93 points

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A spectacular Aussie Claret style | 97 points | Angus Hughson – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Sep 2022

This a spectacular Aussie claret style; poised, focused and built for the long haul with its powerful blackberry, chocolate, blackcurrant, gravel aromas that are muscular and dense. Fantastic volume of fruit follows but all kept in check by layers of …

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Medium bodied and finely tuned | 95 points | Jeni Port – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2018

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

86/14% cabernet sauvignon/shiraz. Matured 18 months in French oak barriques (50% new). The 2018 vintage was the second warmest on record after 2016. A ripe year has undoubtedly imparted more warmth and roundness to this wine, but it remains resolutely …

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