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Tuesday 7 April 2020

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2016

Oak seems somewhat raw and intrusive on initial showing. Thick, heavy set, a decent portion of new one adds; (Twenty months in 50% new French oak. 85% cabernet sauvignon, 15% shiraz). 

Licorice, black fruit - at least present here, after being dominated on the aromatics. Has a somewhat curranty vibe to it. 

The palate provides a minerally, graphite structure - of fine bones about which the wine will develop further. Even at five years it still feels undeveloped, infantile - yet has both the presence and pedigree to suggest a life ahead of it. 2022-2030 92+ 

Tasted on: Thursday 12th March
Source: Sample
Price: $55
Alcohol: 14.7%
Closure: Cork

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