Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019

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This is a 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc blend made in a similar way to the Cabernet Shiraz. The colour is bright crimson purple hues. The aroma shows superb black fruits, and dark plum with a light floral lift and a little spice. Love the texture here. It’s medium bodied but layered with a thread of fine chalky tannin and fine-grained oak lacing it together perfectly. Has a slightly savoury ferrous finish adding appeal. Could throw out a decent challenge to the Right Bank.