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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Tapanappa Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

An exemplary wine, a blend of Merlot (66%) and Cabernet Franc (34%), sees 70% new French oak.

That oak here is fairly obvious: well seasoned, cedary - the rich, dark fruit sits in the background, supplemented by cigar box aromatics.

Medium-full of body, the fruit here on the palate a little more noticeable, the oak and fruit commencing their harmonious little dance that will continue over the next twenty years or so. Carries that graphite, possesses excellent structure - will serve it well for the road ahead.

Unyielding length - a superb wine. 96

Tasted on: Sunday 11th October
Source: Sample
Price: $79
Alcohol: 14.6%
Closure: Cork

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