2013 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Region:Wrattonbully , N/A

Style:Full Bodied


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An ancient vineyard yielding a brilliant blend in the skilled hands of Brian Crozer.

RRP $80.00


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The discovery of a 35 million-year-old whale skeleton in an ancient cave beneath the vines of this Wrattonbully vineyard lead to the re-naming of this old site. Those prehistoric soils now feed Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The two former form the components of this blend. The Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc is a wine of energy and depth. This full-bodied iteration of the classic Bordeaux varietal coupling will do well for many years to come given careful cellaring. An excellent wine from a remarkable site, the 2013 vintage received 95 points from James Halliday and 94 points from Campbell Mattinson.

What it Tastes Like

"It’s both fresh and substantial, oaked but brimful of fruit. It’s carved with tannin but the momentum of flavours charges through regardless. It tastes of boysenberry and black cherry, blackcurrant, coffee-cream and spearmint. It’s a full-bodied red but it feels alive. Vigorous good health, you might say. Super." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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