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Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet-Shiraz Blend

9.125 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Wrattonbully, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet-Shiraz Blend
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Colour is a mid to dark Ruby. Over riding minty aromas with herbal notes. Palate is a little astringent - under ripe grapes? Was expecting more from this wine at 10 years of age. Will be interested to see how my remaining 2 bottles develop but concerned about the lack of cassis fruit for a wine that is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Shiraz.

Colour is a mid to dark Ruby. Over riding minty aromas with herbal notes. Palate is a little astringent - under ripe grapes? Was expecting more from this wine at 10 years of age. Will be interested to see how my remaining 2 bottles develop but concerned about the lack of cassis fruit for a wine that is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Shiraz.

Jan 7th, 2020
Scott Rowe

Stunning.
This is not my bag by a long shot but credit given when credit is due.

Stunning.
This is not my bag by a long shot but credit given when credit is due.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Stuart Robinson

Exquisite, classy oak. Fruit gradually appears from it. Polished, fine tannin structure.

Exquisite, classy oak. Fruit gradually appears from it. Polished, fine tannin structure.

Jan 23rd, 2017
BurgundyFan

Too much fruit

Too much fruit

Feb 19th, 2014
Jeremy Pollard

Gorgeous stuff but too tired to properly appreciate it!

Gorgeous stuff but too tired to properly appreciate it!

Feb 1st, 2020
James Chu

Moderate sense on the nose. A bit smoky. It tasted peppery yet not spicy. Good balance. Shame it was light and short.

7.7/10

Moderate sense on the nose. A bit smoky. It tasted peppery yet not spicy. Good balance. Shame it was light and short.

7.7/10

Dec 11th, 2019
Jeremy Pollard

Dark and dusty, blackberry and cocoa. Understated and elegant.

Dark and dusty, blackberry and cocoa. Understated and elegant.

Jul 28th, 2018
Jeremy Pollard

Gorgeous, elegant medium-bodied blend. Just starting to drink really nicely, the cabernet still tight and oak settling into place. The shiraz component fills things out beautifully, staying in the background. Still years ahead of it. Worked nicely with osso buco.

Gorgeous, elegant medium-bodied blend. Just starting to drink really nicely, the cabernet still tight and oak settling into place. The shiraz component fills things out beautifully, staying in the background. Still years ahead of it. Worked nicely with osso buco.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Frank L

Enjoying a nice blend with David and Richie.

Enjoying a nice blend with David and Richie.

Aug 12th, 2017
Andy C
8.8

Fruit in the nose but not too much on the pallet, strong and bold with a fair touch of oak

Fruit in the nose but not too much on the pallet, strong and bold with a fair touch of oak

Apr 25th, 2015