Tapanappa 2014 Merlot Cabernet Franc is an intense cool year wine with vibrant Merlot plum fruit, reminiscent of Christmas pudding fruit and Cabernet Franc floral and leafiness and refined but determined tannins. It is an elegant wine with loads of primary varietal fruit. The colour is medium density and purple edged, the aroma is of cigar box and complex ripe fruit and the earthy terroir nuances of the Whalebone Vineyard. The core of the wine is sweet and refined but the finish is of gentle savoury tannin. 2014 Tapanappa Merlot Cabernet Franc is a keeper!