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Tag: Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

“A masterclass in balance” 95 Points | Winsor Dobbin – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Author: Winsor Dobbin
Source: Winsor's Choice
Date: Jul 2024

This is a stunning Australian nod to the wines of St Emilion on Bordeaux’s right bank, a compelling blend of two red grape varieties that often take a back seat but shine here with waves of flavours gently cascading onto …

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“Scrumptious red wine for the rich and fashionable.” 9.5/10 | Max Crus Wine Commentator – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Author: Simon Hughes
Source: Max Crus Wine Commentator
Date: Jul 2024

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard (Wrattonbully) Merlot Cabernet Franc, 2019, $90.

This is about as fashionable as merlot gets, however, just because you have money, doesn’t mean you have taste, in which case buy this to cover it up. Scrumptious red wine …

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“Absolutely brilliant.” 96 points | Qwine Reviews – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

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Source: Qwine Reviews
Date: Jun 2024

Absolutely brilliant. A captivating and detailed wine with veneers of interest peeling back with ease, give this Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc some time and you’ll be rewarded. Three days of tasting certainly highlighted that.

From the last hot …

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“There’s much to delight in.” 95 points – Jeni Port | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Author: Jeni Port
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Jun 2024

Question: do you plan to drink this Wrattonbully red soon? If yes, then some advice. It needs air – a lot of swishing of air in the glass or, better still, a decant – and then watch it open. While …

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“Broody and densely packed” 95 points – Angus Hughson | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Author: Angus Hughson
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Jun 2024

This broody and densely packed 2019 Merlot Cabernet Franc is exceptional and offers up muscular aromas of meat stock, blackberry and graphite with a strong backbone of new French oak. That density continues on the palate with a firm tannic …

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“Absolutly top echelon” 96 Points – Campbell Mattinson | Halliday Wine Companion – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: Halliday Wine Companion
Date: Jun 2024

Blend of merlot and cabernet franc. Some wines just put you at ease, from the outset. The volume of fruit here matched to the sure swagger of tannin speaks in no uncertain terms of the quality on offer. This is …

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“Does have plenty of oomph and character” 92 Points – Gary Walsh | Wine Front – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Author: Gary Walsh
Source: Wine Front
Date: Jun 2024

Blackcurrant, redcurrant, hazelnut and chocolate (praline), a fair amount of mint, sage and bay leaf adds perfume, along with some spice and cedar oak. It also has a dusty amaro-like quality, which I like. Medium to full-bodied, dusty and peppery, …

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“Has the soul of an Old World wine, but the charm of the New World” – Wine Worth Writing About – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

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Source: Wine Worth Writing About
Date: Jun 2024

Deep red ruby with a finely woven and complex nose of violets, orange zest, macerated strawberry and dried cherry tomato, black fruits, fig leaf, mint tea, savoury undergrowth, tobacco, cedar and crushed gravel minerality.

In the mouth it’s juicy, but …

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“Could throw out a decent challenge to the Right Bank.” 97 points – Ray Jordan | Wine Pilot – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

Author: Ray Jordan
Source: Wine Pilot
Date: Jun 2024

This is a 55% merlot and 45% cabernet franc blend made in a similar way to the cabernet shiraz. The colour is low intensity with bright crimson purple hues. The aroma shows superb black fruits, and dark plum with a

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