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Chard Farm Judge And Jury Chardonnay

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Chard Farm Judge And Jury Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Gibbston (Central Otago) winery, the 2005 vintage was grown at two sites, at Cromwell and Wanaka, and barrel-fermented. Rich and vibrant, with fresh, citrusy, peachy flavours, showing a good balance of oak and acidity, it's an elegant, cool-climate style, maturing gracefully. (There is no 2006 or 2007.)
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau River (Central Otago) vineyard, this wine is a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. The 2003 vintage was fermented in one-year-old French oak barriques. Pale straw, with a fragrant, nutty bouquet, it is weighty and tightly structured, with strong, grapefruit-like flavours, integrated oak, good concentration and a dry, slightly creamy finish. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau River (Central Otago) vineyard, since 1994 this wine has been a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. The 2002 vintage was fully barrel-fermented, but new oak was excluded from the recipe. Still developing, it offers strong citrusy flavours woven with fresh acidity, a seasoning of toasty oak and the slight herbal influence typical of the region's Chardonnays. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau River (Central Otago) vineyard, since 1994 this wine has been a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. The 2000 is a tight, complex, mealy and lemony wine with good fruit/wood balance, cool-climate freshness and vigour and a long finish. The 2001 vintage was fully barrel-fermented, but new oak was excluded from the recipe. It's a youthful, refined, tightly structured wine with melon/grapefruit characters, well-integrated oak and a slightly creamy finish. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau River (Central Otago) vineyard, since 1994 this wine has been a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. The 2000 is a tight, complex, mealy and lemony wine with good fruit/wood balance, cool-climate freshness and vigour and a long finish. The 2001 vintage was fully barrel-fermented, but new oak was excluded from the recipe. It's a youthful, refined, tightly structured wine with melon/grapefruit characters, well-integrated oak and a slightly creamy finish. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau Gorge (Central Otago) vineyard, since 1994 this wine has been a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. The stylish 1998 is full, savoury and complex, with a tight, crisp palate showing good intensity and vigour. To be 'consumed with great food and good friends', the fully barrel-fermented 1999 is skilfully crafted, with less obvious use of oak than previously. Pale yellow, it is a weighty wine with rich, ripe, citrusy fruit characters, finely balanced acidity and a long, beautifully poised finish. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring.
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; complex, nutty, mealy bouquet leads into what can only be described as a sophisticated wine on the palate, with fine melon and cashew flavours and a long, well-balanced finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau Gorge (Central Otago) vineyard, since 1994 this wine has been a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. Opened in 1999, the 1996 has matured superbly, with citrusy, nutty flavours, poised and deep, and a rich, rounded, spreading finish. The 1997 fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques (50 per cent new), is a crisp, well-spined wine with vigorous lemon/lime flavours, assertive wood influence and some toasty, mealy complexity. The stylish 1998 is full, savoury and complex, with a tight, crisp palate showing good intensity and vigour. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau Gorge (Central Otago) vineyard, since 1994 this wine has been a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. Opened in 1999, the 1996 has matured superbly, with citrusy, nutty flavours, poised and deep, and a rich, rounded, spreading finish. The 1997 fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques (50 per cent new), is a crisp, well-spined wine with vigorous lemon/lime flavours, assertive wood influence and some toasty, mealy complexity. The stylish 1998 is full, savoury and complex, with a tight, crisp palate showing good intensity and vigour. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring.
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James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; a clean and fresh bouquet with tangy citrussy/white peach fruit is followed by a crisp tangy/lemony palate surrounded by ever so slightly fuzzy oak. The acid is quite brisk, and the wine as yet fractionally hard, but should age well.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Named after a rocky outcrop overlooking the Kawarau Gorge (Central Otago) vineyard, since 1994 this wine has been a blend of estate-grown (the best slopes) and Bannockburn (the best clones) fruit. Opened in 1999, the 1996 has matured superbly, with citrusy, nutty flavours, poised and deep, and a rich, rounded, spreading finish. The 1997 fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques (50 per cent new), is a crisp, well-spined wine with vigorous lemon/lime flavours, assertive wood influence and some toasty, mealy complexity. The stylish 1998 is full, savoury and complex, with a tight, crisp palate showing good intensity and vigour. Judge and Jury clearly rewards cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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