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2015 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay

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2015 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A rich and complex chardonnay that has plenty of fruit power behind it, allowing the overlay of nougat and spicy grilled almonds, some creamed pear, peach custard and fresh-baked biscuits. The palate is smooth and creamy with a pear and peach core, impressive layered texture and great depth overall.
Good Wine Guide 2013
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
While more tightly wound than the ÐNelsonÓ it is hard to doubt each wine's provenance; the stand-apart characteristics are more spice, more layers and a lightness of touch that lingers evenly on the finish in the Moutere; tightly wound and made for tomorrow as much as today
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under 2012
92
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
What a wine! This has a wealth of complexity on the nose, and the kind of scintillating freshness that gets the mouth watering instantly. There are ripe peach and nectarine fruits, hints of lemon citrus, honeysuckle and cedary oak, and spices - nougat-like. The palate doesn't disappoint, with intensity and depth, textural layering at its finest; flavours run through melon and stone fruits, grapefruit pith too. Length and drive are both impressive, and acidity holds the line admirably through the finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
96
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
A cool, primary spine of abrupt Nelson acidity draws its tail in long and linear, bringing control to a white peach and lemon fruit profile with nuances of charcuterie and bacon fat complexity.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
92
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Superbly rich but not overblown, with arrestingly intense flavours enlivened with fine acidity, this rare, multi-faceted Nelson wine enjoys a reputation second to none among New Zealand Chardonnays. Grown in clay soils threaded with gravel at Upper Moutere, it is hand-harvested from vines up to 29 years old, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and lees-aged for up to a year in French oak barriques (27 per cent new in 2007). The 2007 vintage grown in the Home Vineyard (mostly) and 'across the road' in the Beuke Vineyard, was picked at 23.8 to 24.2 brix. A forward, already very open and expressive vintage, it has a highly fragrant, complex bouquet, with rich, ripe grapefruit-like flavours, slightly nutty and minerally, and a creamy-smooth finish.
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Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This heavy-hitting Kiwi is a very savoury interpretation: loads of nuts and mineral aromas, smells tight and minerally. The palate has impressive power, it's all about texture and chew; plenty of grapefruity solids influence, very powerful and muscular It's stacked with future promise.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
92
Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Superbly rich but not overblown, with arrestingly intense flavours enlivened with fine acidity, this rare, multi-faceted Nelson wine enjoys a reputation second to none among New Zealand Chardonnays. Grown in clay soils threaded with gravel at Upper Moutere, it is hand-harvested from 15 to 25-year-old Mendoza clone vines, whole-bunch pressed, fermented with indigenous yeasts and lees-aged for a year in French oak barriques (typically 45 per cent new, the rest one-year-old). The 2004 vintage has youthful, light lemon/green colour, with a lovely, mealy, complex bouquet. Opulent and yet highly refined, it is strikingly rich and harmonious, with great intensity and poise, but still very young; open 2007+.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Superbly rich but not overblown, with arrestingly intense flavours enlivened with fine acidity, this rare, multi-faceted Nelson wine enjoys a reputation second to none among New Zealand Chardonnays. Grown in clay soils threaded with gravel at Upper Moutere, it is hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed and fermented and lees-aged for a year in French oak barriques (half new, half one-year-old). Around 70 per cent goes through malolactic fermentation. Tasted in early 2002, the 1993 was light/medium gold, with substantial body, steely acidity and rich, citrusy, toasty, minerally flavours. The 2001 vintage makes a powerful statement. A strapping wine (14.5 per cent alcohol) with bright, light-to-medium yellow/green colour, it is richly fragrant, with bold peach, grapefruit, toast and butterscotch flavours. Clearly from a relatively warm vintage, but far from flabby, it has commanding mouthfeel, with very sweet fruit characters and a firm, lasting finish. You can drink it now with pleasure, but it's still coming together; drink 2004 onwards
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Tim and Judy Finn's arresting Upper Moutere wine is one of New Zealand's most acclaimed Chardonnays. Fermented in French oak barriques (typically 50 per cent new), and given extended lees contact, it is very powerful, lush and mealy. Only three barrels were produced from the poor 1995 vintage, and although it's not a great classic of this label, it's still an impressive wine. Light gold, it offers very good depth of flavour, rich, citrusy, toasty and slightly buttery, with balanced acidity in a relatively forward style; drink now to 1999- The '96 is still shy and tight, but stylish, mouthfilling and richly flavoured, although again not quite as concentrated as top vintages like 1994. Light yellow, it offers strong, fresh, grapefruit-like flavours with a lush, sweet-fruit appeal, biscuity, mealy complexities and good weight. Cellar to mid 1998; ideally well beyond.
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; an exceedingly complex bouquet with obvious barrel-ferment and malolactic-ferment inputs is followed by an explosion of flavour on the palate with a mix of tropical/figgy fruit, butterscotch and spicy oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
92
Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Superbly rich but not overblown, with arrestingly intense, peachy, citrusy, nutty flavours enlivened with fine acidity, this rare Nelson wine enjoys a reputation second to none among New Zealand Chardonnays. Grown in clay soils threaded with gravel at Upper Moutere, it is hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed and fermented and lees-aged for a year in French oak barriques (half new, half one-year-old). Around 70 per cent goes through malolactic fermentation. In a recent vertical tasting, the stars were the 1991, 1994 and 1997. The 1997 vintage couples power and finesse, revealing tremendous concentration and balance. The 1998 is another exciting wine - strapping (15 per cent alcohol) but also hugely concentrated, with compelling weight and depth of peach/melon fruit. The bouquet is very rich and suggestive of stone fruits and butterscotch; the palate is crammed with flavour in a quite forward style offering memorable drinking from 2000 onwards.
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James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is at once more complex yet more reserved and tighter than the Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay of the same vintage; a marvelously elegant wine on the palate, complex yet restrained, with faultless integration of oak and equally faultless fruit and oak balance. Cashew/melon flavours linger on a long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
94
Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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