Tag: Whalebone Vineyard 2007 Merlot Cabernet Franc

07 Whalebone Merlot Cab Franc – 95/100

Author: Mike Bennie
Source: WBM
Date: Feb 2013

Ripeness, earth spice and oak punch segue to an impossibly medium bodied, elegant palate – has complexity of bay leaf, bergamot tannins and a layered savouriness, but drinkability is the import. Impressive for architecture


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Whalebone Merlot Cab Franc – 94 points / 5 goblets

Author: James Halliday
Source: Wine Companion
Date: May 2012

Mid garnet; a subtle reflection of red fruits, sage, licorice and leather; the medium bodied palate is finely textured, with ample fine-grained tannins complementing the subtle red fruit and earthy tones of the finish; a long, fine and elegant example.…

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Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007 – 4.5 stars

Author: Chris Shanahan
Source: The Canberra Times
Date: Nov 2011

Whalebone Vineyard, named for a fossilied whale skeleton in the limestone beneath it, was planted by John Greenshields in 1974 and bought by Tapanappa, a joint venture led by Brian Croser; in 2002. This is the first release of  a …

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Jeff’s Pick – Tapanappa 2007 Whalebone Merlot Cabernet Franc

Author: Jeff Collerson
Source: Daily Telegraph
Date: Nov 2011

Petaluma founder Brian Croser made this world-class red from a vineyard on Coonawarra’s edge. Cabernet franc is unfashionable yet plays a vital role in many great Bordeaux reds. Croser launched this next to a $1400 Bordeaux and is compared well.…

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93 Points | Campbell Mattinson – Tapanappa Wines Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007

Author: Campbell Mattinson
Source: The Wine Front
Date: Oct 2011

Whopping price on this first-release merlot-cabernet franc blend from Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard. But the wine quality is excellent.

Elegant, finely structured, ripe but not sweet. It walks the talk of modern Australian red wine. It tastes of pencil and fresh …

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The appeal of cabernet franc

Author: John Fordham
Source: The Sunday Telegraph
Date: Oct 2011

BRIAN Croser believes he’s discovered Australia’s true home for growing cabernet franc.

Holding court at Sydney’s Quarter Twenty One, Croser proudly presented his latest super-premium Tapanappa red – 2007 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc ($85) – and he used the

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