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Askerne Hawke's Bay Chardonnay

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Askerne Hawke's Bay Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Estate-grown near Havelock North and fully barrel-fermented, the 2010 vintage is a mouth filling, peachy, slightly toasty wine with generous depth in an upfront style, already enjoyable.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Estate-grown north of Te Mata Peak, in top vintages such as 2007 this is a great buy. The 2008 was matured for nine months in French (92 per cent) and American oak casks, with 55 per cent malolactic fermentation. It's a peachy and creamy, slightly honeyed, flavoursome wine, but less rich and complex than usual.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Estate-grown north of Te Mata Peak, in top vintages such as 2007 this is a great buy. The 2008 was matured for nine months in French (92 per cent) and American oak casks, with 55 per cent malolactic fermentation. It's a peachy and creamy, slightly honeyed, flavoursome wine, but less rich and complex than usual.
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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
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Estate-grown on the banks of the Tukituki River, north of Te Mata Peak, this little-known wine has shown steadily rising form. Fermented in French oak barriques (40 per cent new), the 2001 vintage is a tightly structured, elegant wine with grapefruit, peach and cashew nut flavours showing good intensity. Maturing gracefully, it is now showing attractive, bottle-aged complexity. The 2002 is vibrant and fresh, full-bodied and creamy, with beautifully rich, ripe-fruit, flavours and mealy, biscuity complexities. It should unfold splendidly; open mid-2004+.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Estate-grown and hand-picked on the banks of the Tukituki River, north of Te Mata Peak, this little-known wine has shown steadily rising form. A complex style, the 1999 is smooth and mouthfilling, with strong, peachy, citrusy flavours wrapped in nutty oak. There was no 2000. The 2001 vintage is again classy. Bright light yellow/green, with a fragrant, toasty, mealy bouquet, it is full-bodied and tightly structured. Youthful, with rich grapefruit and oak flavours, it is an immaculate, finely poised wine, nutty and mealy, with a strong future.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Estate-grown and hand-picked on the banks of the Tukituki River, north of Te Mata Peak, this little-known wine has shown steadily rising form. A complex style, the 1999 is smooth and mouthfilling, with strong, peachy, citrusy flavours wrapped in nutty oak. There was no 2000. The 2001 vintage is again classy. Bright light yellow/green, with a fragrant, toasty, mealy bouquet, it is full-bodied and tightly structured. Youthful, with rich grapefruit and oak flavours, it is an immaculate, finely poised wine, nutty and mealy, with a strong future.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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