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Tag: Whalebone Vineyard 2004 Cabernet Shiraz

Wine Behind the Label – Tapanappa Wines

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

“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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“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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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

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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2004 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Author: Nick Stock
Source: Scoop Traveller
Date: Jun 2010

The 2004 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz is a bright, expressive modern red. It has plenty of chalky limestone aromas, almost like wet concrete, with spiced berries, dried herbs and minty edges. The palate has an even-handed style, clever blending …

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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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Wine of the Month

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Jun 2010

Top 100 New Release Wines

Author: Huon Hooke
Source: Gourmet Traveller Wine
Date: Jun 2010

Tapanappa 2004 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

5 stars, rating 95 points

A big wine with a lovely range of cabernet aromas, from mint and herbs to abundant dark fruit. It’s concentrated and lingering, powerfully built and here for the long …

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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

Pathfinder: Brian Croser and Tapanappa

Author: Andrew Jefford
Source: World of Fine Wine
Date: Jun 2010

Giving

Author: Greg Duncan Powell
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Date: Jun 2010

Tapanappa 2004 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

With Bollinger, Lynch Bages and Brian Croser involved, you would expect something flash and it is. Reeking of fancy new wood, it’s a sophisticated but distinctly Australian cabernet shiraz with great length and persistence …

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Best New World Red

Author: Steven Spurrier
Source: Decanter
Date: Jun 2010

Keeper

Author: Mike Frost
Source: The Courier Mail
Date: Jun 2010

Tapanappa 2004 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz: This complex and seamless red shows mulberry and blackberry fruit, with spice and licorice on the nose and palate and fine dusty tannins on the finish. Try it now with roast lamb or cellar …

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Simply the Best 2006

Author: Tony Harper
Source: The Brisbane News
Date: Jun 2010

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2004 Cabernet Shiraz included on the list of the best events, interviews, films, food, wine and books for 2006 in Brisbane, saying:

“With its taut structure, this wine ($75) is the best Australian red released this year. …

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