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Coopers Creek Hawke's Bay Chardonnay

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Coopers Creek Hawke's Bay Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Coopers Creek's middle-tier Chardonnay is an upfront style, hard to resist in its youth. The 2001 vintage includes wine originally intended for the top Swamp Reserve label, which was declassified that year. Grown at two vineyards, in Havelock North and Meeanee, and fermented and matured for nine months in American oak casks, with a full, softening malolactic fermentation, the 2002 vintage is fleshy, rich and rounded, with ripe grapefruit and melon flavours, sweet, toasty oak and a deliciously creamy texture. A winning formula.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Coopers Creek's middle-tier Chardonnay is an upfront style, hard to resist in its youth. The 2000 has a very toasty bouquet, with a strong American oak influence. A deliciously approachable wine, it is softly structured, with a hint of honey, lovely ripe fruit and mouthfilling body. The 2001 vintage was grown at Havelock North and Te Awanga, and includes the wine originally intended for sale as Swamp Reserve, which was declassified in 2001. Fermented in a 50/50 split of American and French oak barrels (46 per cent new), lees-stirred for six months and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation, it's a mouthfilling wine with rich grapefruit-like flavours seasoned with sweet oak and a fresh, crisp finish
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Coopers Creek's middle-tier Chardonnay is an upfront style, hard to resist in its youth. The 2000 has a very toasty bouquet, with a strong American oak influence. A deliciously approachable wine, it is softly structured, with a hint of honey, lovely ripe fruit and mouthfilling body. The 2001 vintage was grown at Havelock North and Te Awanga, and includes the wine originally intended for sale as Swamp Reserve, which was declassified in 2001. Fermented in a 50/50 split of American and French oak barrels (46 per cent new), lees-stirred for six months and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation, it's a mouthfilling wine with rich grapefruit-like flavours seasoned with sweet oak and a fresh, crisp finish
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Coopers Creek's middle-tier Chardonnay is a punchy style that can be irresistible in its youth. The 1998 vintage was grown at Te Awanga, fully fermented in American oak and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Mouthfilling, with a nutty, toasty fragrance, rich grapefruit flavours and a soft, creamy texture, it's a fairly complex style, forward in its appeal.
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James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a tangy bouquet with a mix of mineral and citrus aromas, and a touch of cashew which comes through on the palate. A stylish and restrained wine which will hurry slowly. Retasted March 1999, has developed a little more quickly than anticipated, but offers plenty of complexity and richness.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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