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Askerne Botrytised Semillon

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Askerne Botrytised Semillon

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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The 2002 vintage is by far the best yet. Grown in Hawke's Bay and matured in old oak casks, it's a golden wine with a rich, honeyed, complex bouquet. Oily and sweet (180 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's very lush and concentrated, with substantial body (despite being only 10 per cent alcohol), good sugar/acid balance and a powerful botrytis influence. Classy stuff.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2002 vintage is by far the best yet. Grown in Hawke's Bay and matured in old oak casks, it's a golden wine with a rich, honeyed, complex bouquet. Oily and sweet (180 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's very lush and concentrated, with substantial body (despite being only 10 per cent alcohol), good sugar/acid balance and a powerful botrytis influence. Classy stuff.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Amber-hued, the 1999 vintage was grown in Hawke's Bay and matured in old oak casks. The bouquet shows a strong botrytis influence, with honey and apricot characters, but the palate is slightly lacking in freshness. Harvested in early to mid-May at a very ripe 32—35 brix (sugar level in the berries), the 2000 is amber/gold, with honey and tea aromas and rich apricot/marmalade flavours in a weighty, oily Sauternes style (that again slightly lacks freshness).
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Amber-hued, the 1999 vintage was grown in Hawke's Bay and matured in old oak casks. The bouquet shows a strong Botrytis-influence, with honey and apricot characters, but the palate is slightly lacking in freshness, with tea and honey flavours that fall away on the finish.
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