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

Author: Ralph Kyte-Powell
Source: The Age, Epicure liftout
Review 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 a dab of cabernet franc), grown at Wrattonbully in South Australia, to make a red blend with a suave French accent. Cedary oak, blackcurrant, raspberry and clove-like notes mark the nose, while the medium-bodied palate has savoury flavours, an ultra-fine texture and perfect balance. Charming.

5 Stars

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