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Babich East Coast Chardonnay

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Babich East Coast Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
This easy-drinking wine is grown in three North Island regions: Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and Auckland. Up to and including the 1999 vintage it was partly barrel-fermented and fully oak-aged, but now only part of the blend is handled in wood: 'We're moving to a more fruit-driven style,' says Joe Babich. Fresh and vibrant, the 2000 vintage offers pleasing depth of citrus, peach and melon-like flavours, crisp, ripe and lively, and is drinking very well now. A good buy
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
This consistently enjoyable, moderately complex wine is grown in various regions (in 1999, Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and Auckland). It is fermented in both tanks and barrels, but all of the blend is barrel-matured. Fresh and vibrant, with a soft mid-palate, the 1999 vintage offers gently wooded, citrusy, peachy flavours, delicate and slightly mealy, with a buttery-smooth finish.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This good quality, sharply priced Chardonnay is grown in the east coast regions of Gisborne and Hawke's Bay (principally) with some Marlborough fruit. The 1997 vintage was the first to have any "malo" influence (30 per cent). An enjoyable drink-young proposition, the 1998 was 30 per cent barrel-fermented; the rest was tank-fermented and oak-aged. It's a fruit-driven style with fresh, vibrant, delicate melon-like flavours, well balanced, slightly buttery and rounded
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
This good quality, sharply priced Chardonnay is grown in the east coast regions of Gisborne and Hawke's Bay (principally) with some Marlborough fruit. The 1997 vintage was the first to have any "malo" influence (30 per cent). An enjoyable drink-young proposition, the 1998 was 30 per cent barrel-fermented; the rest was tank-fermented and oak-aged. It's a fruit-driven style with fresh, vibrant, delicate melon-like flavours, well balanced, slightly buttery and rounded
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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