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Church Road Reserve Chardonnay

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Church Road Reserve Chardonnay

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WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Nose shows great complexity of age, barrel ferment and toasty oak aromas. Stylish palate - soft and silky in the mouth and brimming over with flavour.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This opulent wine is based on the "pick" of Montana's Hawke's Bay Chardonnay crop (always the shy-bearing Mendoza clone, but not always grown in the same vineyard). It is given more skin contact than its Ormond Estate Chardonnay stablemate from Gisborne, and is therefore more forward. Now at its peak, the 1996 was grown in the Korokipo and Phoenix vineyards, and fermented and lees-aged for eight months in French oak barriques (two-thirds new). Light yellow, with a voluminous, ripe, toasty, nutty bouquet, it's a full, lush style, soft, very generous and harmonious, with delicate, sweet-fruit characters and a creamy-rich finish. There is no 1997 vintage, due to the early autumn rains. The 1998 is a full, elegant wine with rich citrusy fruit wrapped in toasty oak. Still unfolding, it shows lovely harmony in a lush yet delicate style; open mid-2000 onwards
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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