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Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Chardonnay

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Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
Fresh, peachy, slightly buttery and mealy wine, hand-picked and fully barrel-fermented (20 per cent new oak). Youthful, with good vigour and concentration. Open 2014+.
March/April 2013
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Fruit-driven style with lively, citrusy flavours and a gentle seasoning of oak (one-third barrel-fermented) adding a touch of complexity. Fresh and focused, with excellent balance.
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
Fresh and focused, with excellent balance, the 2009 vintage is a fruit-driven style with lively, citrusy flavours and a gentle seasoning of oak (one-third barrel-fermented) adding a touch of complexity.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
The stylish 2007 vintage was mostly handled in tanks, but a third of the blend was fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques. Mouthfilling, vibrantly fruity and creamy, it has subtle, biscuity, leesy notes adding complexity and good weight, depth and roundness.
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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
Grown at Hope, the 2004 vintage was mostly handled in tanks, but a third of the blend was fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques. Light yellow, with buttery notes on the nose, it is full-bodied and fresh, with slightly toasty, grapefruit-like flavours, some complexity and an attractive, creamy texture.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Grown by Gary and Valley Neale at Hope and made by Sam Weaver, the 2000 vintage is an easy-drinking style, mouthfilling, with well-ripened lemon/melon fruit characters and a crisp, slightly buttery finish. The 2001 was mainly handled in tanks, but 25 per cent of the blend was French oak-aged. A stylish and immaculate wine, it's very fresh and vibrant, with melon, citrus fruit and butterscotch flavours, refreshing acidity and a subtle oak influence. A slightly creamy wine, showing good intensity, it should open out well during 2003
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The lightly oaked 1999 vintage offers attractive, very easy drinking in its youth. Grown by Gary and Valley Neale at Hope, and made on their behalf at die nearby Greenhough winery by consultant winemaker Sam Weaver, it's a soft, very clean wine with fresh fruit flavours of melons and apples to the fore and a creamy-smooth finish.
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