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Tag: Whalebone Vineyard 2006 Cabernet Shiraz

Top drops – Peter Forrestal rates three of the best for STM

Author: Peter Forrestal
Source: Sunday Times
Date: Feb 2011

2008 Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay

Brian Croser lives alongside the superb Tiers vineyard in the Adelaide Hills and coaxes one of the country’s finest chardonnays from its 30-year-old vines. This has restraint and fruit purity, wonderful texture and bright, refreshing acidity.…

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Tapanappa 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz – 94 Points & 2 glasses

Author: Nick Stock
Source: Good Wine Guide 2011
Date: Nov 2010

As polished and swish as you’d expect from the experienced Croser-Cazes team leading this project. Plenty of toasty oak, and deeply ripe, juicy plum/berry fruit presence – a convincing wine. The palate is swathed in supple, even tannin and finishes …

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Wine of the Week: Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2006 – 5 Stars

Author: Ralph Kyte-Powell
Source: The Age, Epicure liftout
Date: Sep 2010

TAPANAPPA is an Australian-French consortium founded by Brian Croser (ex-Petaluma), Bordeaux-born Jean-Michel Cazes and Champagne Bolinger. The international nature of the partnership is echoed in this tasty wine. It takes the very Australian blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz (with …

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Whalebone Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz 2006 – 5 glasses – 94 points

Author: James Halliday
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2011
Date: Jun 2010

Good hue; a 60/30/10 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Merlot with a very obvious infusion of French oak on bouquet and palate; has excellent texture and structure, and none of the tannin challenges of the Merlot. Cork.

14% alc. Rating 94 Drink …

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2006 Tapanappa, Whalebone Vineyard, Cabernet/Shiraz, Wrattonbully, SA

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

Last year’s ’06 Merlot sold out in the blink of an eye and so this year I have given the nod to the imperial Whalebone Cab/Shiraz. Fiendishly difficult to pin down, the flavour and aroma of this wine shapeshifts in …

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TAPANAPPA WHALEBONE VINEYARD CABERNET SHIRAZ 2006 – 90+ points

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

Saw that there was a note for this 2006 Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz in last year’s Big Red Wine Book (well in advance of its release) and – noting the 91 point score – wondered whether we?d been a bit harsh. …

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Tapanappa 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz – 94 points & 5 stars

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Source: Gourmet Traveler WINE
Date: Jun 2010

Perhaps the best of this line. It has an abundance of savoury, mellowed complexities from time in barrel and bottle. It’s soft and elegant, with fine tannins and supple texture, superb balance and length. 15+ years.…

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Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz 2006 – 91 Points

Author: Chris Plummer
Source: Australian Wine Journal
Date: Jun 2010

Very dark/black fruited nose which has a synergistic blend of both varieties and oak. Shows just a hint of the green notes sometimes associated with the region, leading into a smooth and satisfying palate with a rather approachable lick of …

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2006 Cabernet Shiraz

Author: Jeff Collerson
Source: Daily Telegraph
Date: Jun 2010

Legendary winemaker Brian Croser who created the Petaluma label, established Tapanappa at Wrattonbully on SA’s Limestone Coast, in 2002. This has a rich mouth-feel with great concentration and depth to the black fruit flavours. Whalebone vineyard is 32 years old …

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz 2006 – 17.6/92++ points

Author: Andrew Graham
Source: OZWineReview.com
Date: Jun 2010

One of a very limited number of single vineyard Cabernet Shiraz blends, this savoury, firm and rather old world inspired red blend is extremely classy but also desperately in need of time.

With a bright, yet dusty, red/black fruit & …

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Highly Recommended 2006 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Author: Lester Jesberg (Editor)
Source: WineWise Vol. 25, No. 5.
Date: Jun 2010

The nose shows attractive red berry-spice aromas, and very fine tannins persist with the fruit on a medium-weight palate.…

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93 Points – Tapanappa 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Author: Harvey Steiman
Source: Wine Spectator
Date: Jun 2010

Elegant and harmonious, this is silky in texture, with lovely blueberry, currant, plum and spice flavors playing out with refinement and style, finishing with a meaty, savory note. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020. 1,400 cases …

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard [Cabernet Shiraz] 2006 – 93 points

Author: Harvey Steiman
Source: Wine Spectator Insider, Vol. 5, No. 41
Date: Jun 2010

Polished, elegant and harmonious, this is silky, with lovely blueberry, currant, plum and spice flavours playing out with refinement and style, finishing with a meaty, savoury note. Drink now through 2020. 93 points.…

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Tapanappa 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz – 91 Points

Author: Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh
Source: Big Red Wine Book 2009/2010
Date: Jun 2010

Gravel, blackcurrant, dried herbs and toasty, tarry flavours characterise it, and it has good length. The oak has settled beautifully into the wine, and it sure is balanced?…

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