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C J Pask Reserve Chardonnay

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C J Pask Reserve Chardonnay

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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
Grown in Gimblett Road, Hawke's Bay, this wine has shown good, occasionally outstanding, form since the 1994 vintage. Based on the company's oldest Chardonnay vines, planted in 1984, it has usually been fermented and matured in all-new French oak barriques, giving it a strong wood influence. Tasted in its infancy, the 2002 showed a finer fruit/oak balance than some past vintages, in a rich, mouthfilling style with deep, grapefruit-like flavours and a slightly creamy, long finish.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Grown in Gimblett Road, Hawke's Bay, this wine has shown good, occasionally outstanding, form since the 1994 vintage. The 2000 vintage is based on the company's oldest Chardonnay vines, planted in 1984, and was fermented and aged for 10 months in all-new French oak barriques, with no use of malolactic fermentation. Maturing gracefully, it's a tightly structured wine with a strong wood influence. Pale straw, with a biscuity bouquet, it's a complex style, citrusy, minerally and mealy, with good intensity and a sustained finish. Best drinking 2003+.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Grown in Gimblett Road, Hawke's Bay, this wine has shown good, occasionally outstanding, form since the 1994 vintage. The 1998 was fully fermented in new French oak barriques. Strongly toasty on the nose, it's a fresh, lively, moderately complex wine with vibrant, well-ripened tropical and citrus fruit flavours of good depth and a crisp finish. The tight, youthful 1999 is fresh and crisp, with good weight and delicate, grapefruit-like characters, but again the fruit is a bit swamped by oak.
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; complex nutty French oak marries with moderately intense fruit on the bouquet. The refined palate exudes class, with long and intense citrus and melon fruit, oak playing a pure support role. The low pH and good acidity suggest a longer than usual life in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Grown in Gimblett Road, Hawke's Bay, this wine has shown good, occasionally outstanding, form since the 1994 vintage. The 1998 was fully fermented in new French oak barriques. Strongly toasty on the nose, it's a fresh, lively, moderately complex wine with vibrant, well-ripened tropical and citrus fruit flavours of good depth and a crisp finish. The tight, youthful 1999 is fresh and crisp, with good weight and delicate, grapefruit-like characters, but again the fruit is a bit swamped by oak.
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James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; powerful, spicy oak is the first impression on the bouquet, but there is attractive fruit too. The palate has plenty of flavour and length, again with oak playing a major role.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
88
Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; exceptionally sophisticated use of oak is immediately apparent on the complex and powerful bouquet, supported, however, by citrus/melon fruit. That same sophisticated oak use introduces and closes the palate with melon and grapefruit flavours peaking on the mid-palate. Just a fraction more fruit weight and concentration would lift it into the highest category, and if it develops like the '95, may achieve that height anyway.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
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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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