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Collards Queen Charlotte Marlborough Riesling

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Collards Queen Charlotte Marlborough Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Some delightful wines appeared under this label in the 1990s, but the 2004 vintage is the first since 2000. Light lemon/green, it is fresh and lively, with crisp, slightly sweet (10 grams/litre of residual sugar) flavours of lemons and limes, offering good but not great depth.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This is a consistently classy wine. Always immaculate and exquisitely balanced, in top years it has a beguiling fragrance and delicious flavour intensity. A medium-dry style, it is the drier of Collards' two Rieslings. The 1997 vintage is less concentrated than the classic 1996, but still very fresh and tight, with ripe lemon, apple and lime flavours, finely balanced and firm. It should age well. Light yellow/green, the 1998 has a soaring bouquet of tropical and citrus fruits, slightly honied. The palate is youthful but lovely, with strong passionfruit and lemon flavours and perfect sugar/acid balance. Very refined.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
This is a consistently classy wine. Always immaculate and exquisitely balanced, in top years it has a beguiling fragrance and delicious flavour intensity. A medium-dry style, it is the drier of Collards' two Rieslings. The 1997 vintage is less concentrated than the classic 1996, but still very fresh and tight, with ripe lemon, apple and lime flavours, finely balanced and firm. It should age well. Light yellow/green, the 1998 has a soaring bouquet of tropical and citrus fruits, slightly honied. The palate is youthful but lovely, with strong passionfruit and lemon flavours and perfect sugar/acid balance. Very refined.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
This is a consistently classy wine. Always immaculate and exquisitely balanced, in top years it has a beguiling fragrance and delicious flavour intensity. A medium-dry style, it is the drier of Collards' two Rieslings. The 1997 vintage is less concentrated than the classic 1996, but still very fresh and tight, with ripe lemon, apple and lime flavours, finely balanced and firm. It should age well. Light yellow/green, the 1998 has a soaring bouquet of tropical and citrus fruits, slightly honied. The palate is youthful but lovely, with strong passionfruit and lemon flavours and perfect sugar/acid balance. Very refined.
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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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