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Alpha Domus AD Chardonnay

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Alpha Domus AD Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
This is a single-vineyard Hawke's Bay wine, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous and cultured yeasts, and lees-aged, with stirring, for 10 months in French oak barriques (55 per cent new in 2007). The 2007 vintage the first since 2004 - is very fragrant, with mouthfilling body and ripe grapefruit and nut flavours, showing excellent delicacy and concentration. A youthful, very tightly structured and elegant wine, with good acid spine, it should be long-lived.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Unfolding superbly, the 2002 vintage is a single-vineyard Hawke's Bay wine, fermented and lees-aged for eight months in French oak barriques (75 per cent new). It's a classy, elegant wine with very rich, ripe melon and peach flavours, buttery, minerally touches and a long, tight finish, weighty and immaculate, it offers excellent drinking from now onwards. The 2004, matured in 65 per cent new oak, has a rich, toasty, buttery bouquet leading into a fleshy palate with concentrated, ripe stone-fruit flavours. Drink 2006+.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Unfolding superbly, the 2002 vintage is a single-vineyard Hawke's Bay wine, fermented and lees-aged for eight months in French oak barriques (75 per cent new). It's a classy, elegant wine with very rich, ripe melon and peach flavours, buttery, minerally touches and a long, tight finish, weighty and immaculate, it offers excellent drinking from now onwards. The 2004, matured in 65 per cent new oak, has a rich, toasty, buttery bouquet leading into a fleshy palate with concentrated, ripe stone-fruit flavours. Drink 2006+.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Made by Evert Nijzink, the 1999 vintage was fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (80 per cent new), and one-third of the blend was given a softening malolactic fermentation. It's a lush, weighty Hawke's Bay wine with concentrated grapefruit and butterscotch characters, buttery, toasty complexities and a rich, rounded finish. The 2000 is pale gold, with a complex, slightly minerally and biscuity bouquet. Maturing gracefully, it's a notably rich, strongly oaked wine with substantial body and impressively concentrated grapefruit, peach and butterscotch flavours.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Made by Evert Nijzink, the 1999 vintage was fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (80 per cent new), and one-third of the blend was given a softening malolactic fermentation. It's a lush, weighty Hawke's Bay wine with concentrated grapefruit and butterscotch characters, buttery, toasty complexities and a rich, rounded finish. The 2000 is pale gold, with a complex, slightly minerally and biscuity bouquet. Maturing gracefully, it's a notably rich, strongly oaked wine with substantial body and impressively concentrated grapefruit, peach and butterscotch flavours.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1997 vintage made by Evert Nijzink, is a very stylish wine with a nutty, mealy fragrance and full, creamy palate with searching, delicate, grapefruit-like flavours. Still fresh and youthful, the 1998 is a powerful wine, built to last, with strong melon/citrus flavours, mealy, oaky complexities and a tight finish.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
The 1997 vintage made by Evert Nijzink, is a very stylish wine with a nutty, mealy fragrance and full, creamy palate with searching, delicate, grapefruit-like flavours. Still fresh and youthful, the 1998 is a powerful wine, built to last, with strong melon/citrus flavours, mealy, oaky complexities and a tight finish.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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