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Alana Estate Martinborough Chardonnay

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Alana Estate Martinborough Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
This winery produces consistently stylish Chardonnays that mature well. Hand-harvested and fermented and matured in French oak casks, the 2007 vintage has a complex, slightly peachy bouquet. Weighty, with impressively rich stone-fruit flavours, gently seasoned with biscuity oak, it shows good richness, texture and harmony, with a long finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
This winery produces consistently stylish Chardonnays that mature well. Hand-harvested and fermented and matured for a year in French oak barriques (10 per cent new), the 2003 vintage is light yellow/green, with a slightly toasty, minerally, complex bouquet. It's a refined, elegant wine with layers of grapefruit, butter and toast flavours, fresh and tight. Excellent drinking now onwards.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
This winery produces consistently stylish Chardonnays that mature well. Fermented with indigenous ('wild') yeasts in French oak barriques (27 per cent new), with malolactic fermentation and lees-aging, the 2001 vintage is deliciously soft and full, with strong peach, butterscotch and toast flavours, balanced acidity and a slightly creamy texture. The 2002 is again fleshy and creamy, with fresh, strong grapefruit characters, mealy, biscuity complexities and a rounded finish.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
This Martinborough winery is a rising star. At a vertical tasting of the 1998 to 2001 vintages, the youngest wines were the most stylish, but the 1998 was maturing gracefully, with rich tropical fruit and nut flavours and good harmony. Fermented with indigenous ('wild') yeasts in French oak barriques (25 percent new), the 2000 is lush, mouthfilling and rounded, with rich fruit flavours and a slightly toasty, buttery, lasting finish. The 2001 is deliciously soft and full, with strong peach, butterscotch and toast flavours, balanced acidity and a slightly creamy texture. Already drinking well, it should give a lot of pleasure over the next few years.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
This Martinborough winery is a rising star. At a vertical tasting of the 1998 to 2001 vintages, the youngest wines were the most stylish, but the 1998 was maturing gracefully, with rich tropical fruit and nut flavours and good harmony. Fermented with indigenous ('wild') yeasts in French oak barriques (25 percent new), the 2000 is lush, mouthfilling and rounded, with rich fruit flavours and a slightly toasty, buttery, lasting finish. The 2001 is deliciously soft and full, with strong peach, butterscotch and toast flavours, balanced acidity and a slightly creamy texture. Already drinking well, it should give a lot of pleasure over the next few years.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
This Martinborough winery is a rising star. The 1998 vintage is an absorbing wine, complex and tightly structured, with grapefruit and melon flavours, mealy, slightly creamy and persistent. The 1999 was harvested at 24 brix and manured for 10 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Light yellow, with toasty oak aromas, it's mouthfilling, fresh and crisp, with strong citrusy, peachy fruit characters, a hint of butterscotch and firm acidity. It's an elegant, moderately complex wine with good weight and length.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The fleshy, creamy 1997 vintage is one of the first offerings from a sizable new Martinborough winery owned by Ian and Alana Smart. It's a weighty, peachy, soft wine, slightly honied and forward. Fully barrel-fermented, the 1998 is a stylish, absorbing wine with a nutty bouquet and fresh, full, complex palate. Tightly structured, with grapefruit and melon fruit characters, it's a mealy, slightly creamy and persistent wine, built to last.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
The fleshy, creamy 1997 vintage is one of the first offerings from a sizable new Martinborough winery owned by Ian and Alana Smart. It's a weighty, peachy, soft wine, slightly honied and forward. Fully barrel-fermented, the 1998 is a stylish, absorbing wine with a nutty bouquet and fresh, full, complex palate. Tightly structured, with grapefruit and melon fruit characters, it's a mealy, slightly creamy and persistent wine, built to last.
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