Whale of a red

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2014, Wrattonbully, AUD $55

Abundant berry and violet aromas with a little toastiness from oak; a rich, concentrated palate with soft, gentle tannins and satisfying persistence. Good ripeness and the cabernet and shiraz components are seamlessly interwoven. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to 20 years

Food: Roast lamb with mint sauce and baked vegetables

Stockists: Tapanappa Wines; Vine Providore, Redfern – NSW; The Wine Corner, Carlton North – Vic (AU only)

Ranked #2 of 39 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from South Australia

Price Benchmark: AUD $67.33 Avg 96pt 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia

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