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Akarua Central Otago Chardonnay

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Akarua Central Otago Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
This is consistently one of the region's best Chardonnays. Estate-grown at Bannockburn and fermented and matured in French oak barriques (15 per cent new), the 2009 vintage is a fresh, racy, fruit-driven style with citrusy, appley flavours, restrained oak influence and a slightly creamy texture.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
This is consistently one of the region's best Chardonnays. Estate-grown at Bannockburn and fermented and matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), the 2008 vintage is a finely balanced wine, fresh and crisp, with ripe, citrusy, slightly nutty flavours that linger well.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
This is consistently one of the region's best Chardonnays. Fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques, the 2003 vintage is a mealy, full-bodied wine (14 per cent alcohol) with deep grapefruit and biscuity oak flavours and slightly buttery, limey characters in a complex style with good harmony.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 1999 and 2000 vintages from the Bannockburn Heights winery were rewarding wines, and so is the 2001 Grown at Bannockburn, harvested at 24.5 brix and fermented and lees-aged for nine months in French oak barriques (35 per cent new), with full malolactic fermentation, it's a pale straw wine with rich, buttery aromas. Already drinking well, it's weighty and ripe-tasting, with finely balanced acidity and excellent depth of peachy, mealy, toasty flavours.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The 1999 and 2000 vintages from the Bannockburn Heights winery were rewarding wines, and so is the 2001 Grown at Bannockburn, harvested at 24.5 brix and fermented and lees-aged for nine months in French oak barriques (35 per cent new), with full malolactic fermentation, it's a pale straw wine with rich, buttery aromas. Already drinking well, it's weighty and ripe-tasting, with finely balanced acidity and excellent depth of peachy, mealy, toasty flavours.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The 1999 and 2000 vintages from the Bannockburn Heights winery were rewarding wines, and so is the 2001 Grown at Bannockburn, harvested at 24.5 brix and fermented and lees-aged for nine months in French oak barriques (35 per cent new), with full malolactic fermentation, it's a pale straw wine with rich, buttery aromas. Already drinking well, it's weighty and ripe-tasting, with finely balanced acidity and excellent depth of peachy, mealy, toasty flavours.
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