Tag: Whalebone Vineyard 2005 Merlot

2005 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot – 95 Points

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

Perfectly ripened fruit highlights the deficiencies of the majority of Australian Merlots; bright small red berry fruits, a faint nuance of snow pea and fine, persistent, ripe tannins.…

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot, 2005 – 93 Points & 4 1/2 Stars

Author: Nick Stock
Source: Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009
Date: Jun 2010

A slick, modern and decidedly cedary oak enhanced style, heading into classic Bordeaux inspired territory, some plums and mulberry too. Lovely sweet tannins carrying fruit in three dimensions, more of the same ripe fruits here; length and class.…

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot 2005 – 92 Points

Author: Tyson Stelzer
Source: Wine Business Monthly
Date: Jun 2010

Finely assembled by Brian Croser, this is an expressive Merlot with loads of rich black fruits, savoury spice and hints of fruit cake. The palate is tight and full bodied, supported by dark chocolate oak and fine long tannins.…

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Wine of the week – 4 stars – Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot 2005

Author: Ralph Kyte-Powell
Source: The Age
Date: Jun 2010

How many great Australian merlots are there? Not many, but this wine points the way. From one of the first dedicated merlot vineyards in Australia, planted in 1974 at Wrattonbully on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, it opens with a subtle, …

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2005 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot

Author: Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer
Source: Best Wines of 2009 - Taste Food & Wine 2009
Date: Jun 2010

Is this Australia’s Merlot of the Year?… Our vote this year went unanimously to this desparately distinguished Merlot. The detail and build quality of this wine require serious inspection. Tight, but expressive, this is a wine that should not be …

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Highly Recommended – 2005 Tapanappa Whaebone Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot

Author: Lester Jesberg
Source: Winewise
Date: Jun 2010

The fruit component of this wine is probably as good as it gets for merlot in Australia at the moment. There’s a depth and complexity that goes way beyond the common plum and spice descriptors. There it is, merlot in …

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100 Best Australian Wines of 2008

Author: Matthew Jukes
Source: 100 Best Australian Wines
Date: Jun 2010

The 2005 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot has scored a spot in Matthew Jukes coveted top 100 wines of 2008.

Commenting on the 2008 selection, Matthew Jukes said, ?Quentin and I always start off this process with a blank piece of …

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