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Askerne Chardonnay

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Askerne Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Grown on the banks of the Tukituki River, north of Te Mata Peak in Havelock North, this little-known wine shows steadily rising form. The 1998 is a powerful wine, rounded and mouthfilling, with a slightly creamy texture and grapefruit-like flavours with mealy, nutty complexities. The 1999 vintage is the best yet. Bright, light yellow, with a rich, ripe bouquet of toast and butterscotch, it's smooth and mouthfilling, with strong, peachy, citrusy flavours wrapped in nutty oak. A complex wine with good cellaring potential, it's one of Askerne's finest white wines to date.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Estate-grown on the banks of the Tukituki River, north of Te Mata Peak in Havelock North, the 1997 vintage is an easy-drinking, full-bodied and rounded wine with quite good depth of appley, citrusy, buttery, nutty flavour. The 1998 was French oak-aged for nine months and a third of the final blend went through a softening malolactic fermentation. It's a very solid although not intense wine with milky, cheesy aromas and a crisp, slightly creamy palate, well-balanced and flavoursome.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Estate-grown on the banks of the Tukituki River, north of Te Mata Peak in Havelock North, the 1997 vintage is an easy-drinking, full-bodied and rounded wine with quite good depth of appley, citrusy, buttery, nutty flavour. The 1998 was French oak-aged for nine months and a third of the final blend went through a softening malolactic fermentation. It's a very solid although not intense wine with milky, cheesy aromas and a crisp, slightly creamy palate, well-balanced and flavoursome.
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