|Tapanappa Cabernet Shiraz|
Tapanappa Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz 2007 (Wrattonbully, SA)
13.7%, Cork, $51
Sourced from one of the hottest vintages ever for the Tapanappa Wrattonbully vineyard and it shows here – not even the high quality oak and astute winemaking can hide it.
Dusty, stewed blackberry, cedar and slightly caramelised red fruit nose. Fresher palate with initial burst of blackberry fruit, yet still carries the caramelised edges of the vintage. Drying, alcoholic finish is a fraction hard too. Just not quite in the freshness zone, though the extraction guarantees that this will make old bones. Winemaking still looks good regardless. 16/87