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Allan Scott Marlborough Chardonnay

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Cracka Review

Vintage 2009 produced clean healthy fruit with great acidity and aromas. Fermentation encapsulated these aromas pinpointing lemon citrus notes with slight tropical melon tones and hints of spicey licorice. Lees stirring and indigenous malolactic fermentation delivered a lingering palate with a creamy viscosity backed up by subtle French oak and gun-flinty wild yeast characters on the finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Vintage 2009 produced clean healthy fruit with great acidity and aromas. Fermentation encapsulated these aromas pinpointing lemon citrus notes with slight tropical melon tones and hints of spicey licorice. Lees stirring and indigenous malolactic fermentation delivered a lingering palate with a creamy viscosity backed up by subtle French oak and gun-flinty wild yeast characters on the finish.

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
This label began as a fruit-driven style, but in recent years has shown greater complexity and is now consistently satisfying. Grown at four sites at Rapaura, the 2009 is a fully barrel-fermented wine (30 per cent new oak), with vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours to the fore, slightly buttery, toasty notes adding complexity and a smooth, dry finish. It has plenty of drink-young appeal.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
This label began as a fruit-driven style, but in recent years has shown greater complexity and is now consistently satisfying. The 2008 matured in French oak barriques (20 per cent new), is a forward vintage, fresh, smooth, citrusy and slightly buttery, with good depth and strong, drink-young appeal.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
This label began as a fruit-driven style, but in the last few years has shown greater complexity and is now consistently satisfying. The 2000 vintage is very skilfully made, with strong, well-ripened citrus and melon fruit flavours to the fore, overlaid with mealy, buttery complexities. The 2001, 75 per cent barrel-fermented, is a softly mouthfilling, strongly 'malo'-influenced wine with ripe, citrusy, slightly toasty flavours and excellent drink-young appeal.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
This label began as a fruit-driven style, but since 1997 has shown greater complexity and is now consistently satisfying. The 1998 vintage is full and finely balanced, with strong, well-ripened melon/citrus flavours, gently seasoned with oak. Mealy, buttery and smooth, the French oak-fermented 1999 offers excellent weight and flavour depth. Creamy and mouthfilling, with ripe melon/citrus flavours and a deliciously soft mid-palate, it shows subtle oak treatment and good complexity.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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