Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2003
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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2003
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc
Region: Australia » South Australia
Producer: Tapanappa
Alcohol: 14.0%
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Vibrant ruby red. Ripe aromas of blackberries and cassis with subtle scents of chocolate, clove and gingerbread. Rich and smooth on the palate, with flavors of black fruit, toast and spice against a backdrop of ripe tannins. An elegant wine that nicely balances elements of Old and New World styles.

Wine Spectator

Fine, elegant, beautifully focused, a supple, refined mouthful of black cherry, dark plum and dusky spices, persisting gently on the long, polished finish. Gorgeous stuff, and it should do nothing but improve. Drink now through 2015. 150 cases imported.

Score: 93. —Harvey Steiman, December 15, 2005.

Wine Enthusiast

This is a joint venture between some awfully big names in wine-Croser, Cazes and Bollinger-and the wine is very good. The bouquet shows off the expensive French oak barrels (smoke and cedar), while the palate impresses with its creamy texture and supple tannins. At this stage, though, the flavors lack complexity and nuance, blending black cherry and plum with smoke and vanilla. A good first vintage-let's hope subsequent releases are even better.

Score: 89. —Joe Czerwinski, May 01, 2007.

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