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Coopers Creek Hawke's Bay Riesling

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Coopers Creek Hawke's Bay Riesling

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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light yellow-green; the bouquet has hints of spice together with tropical lime fruit; there are similar flavours on the palate, again with a touch of spice, and a pleasant finish
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This is the most consistently successful dry Riesling from the relatively warm Hawke's Bay region, where few growers have captured this cool-climate variety's most magical scents and flavours. It's a fractionally off-dry style, typically ravishingly fragrant, with fresh, piercing lemon/lime flavours, a touch of honey and good, tart acidity. The grapes are grown in Jim Scotland's vineyard at Clive, where part of the block is left unsprayed to encourage Botrytis. The 1991, 1994 (especially) and 1996 vintages were the stars of a recent vertical tasting. Crisp and lively, with excellent depth of citrusy, limey flavour and a fractionally sweet finish, the 1998 vintage is well made and finely balanced, It's a shade less zingy than some past vintages, reflecting the hot year.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a most attractive bouquet with floral, rose petal overtones to the tight herb and citrus fruit; a lively, fresh wine with good mid-palate weight; there are lime juice notes, with well-balanced acid and residual sugar on the long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
This is the most consistently successful dry Riesling from the relatively warm Hawke's Bay region, where few growers have captured this cool-climate variety's most magical scents and flavours. It's a fractionally off-dry style, typically ravishingly fragrant, with fresh, piercing lemon/lime flavours, a touch of honey and good, tart acidity. The grapes are grown in Jim Scotland's vineyard at Clive, where part of the block is left unsprayed to encourage Botrytis. The 1991, 1994 (especially) and 1996 vintages were the stars of a recent vertical tasting. Crisp and lively, with excellent depth of citrusy, limey flavour and a fractionally sweet finish, the 1998 vintage is well made and finely balanced, It's a shade less zingy than some past vintages, reflecting the hot year.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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