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Coopers Creek Late Harvest Riesling

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Coopers Creek Late Harvest Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Light yellow, the 2002 is an elegant late-harvest style. Harvested in the Wairau Valley at 30 brix, with a 'moderate' level of botrytis, and stop-fermented with 150 grams per litre of residual sugar, it's a light-bodied wine (9 per cent alcohol), with lemony, gently honeyed aromas and flavours, fresh, sweet and lively. There is no 2003. Tasted prior to bottling (and so not rated), the 2004 looked excellent. Picked at 30 brix and stop-fermented with 8. 5 per cent alcohol and 150 grams per litre of residual sugar, it has scented, pear and honey aromas and flavours, vibrant, pure and rich.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage is a botrytis-affected Marlborough wine, picked at 27 brix. It's a light wine (8.5 per cent alcohol) with lemon, lime and pear-like flavours and a green-edged finish. Fight yellow, the 2002 is an elegant late-harvest style. Harvested in the Wairau Valley at 30 brix, with a 'moderate' level of botrytis, and stop-fermented with 150 grams per litre of residual sugar, it's a light-bodied wine (9 per cent alcohol), with lemony, gently honeyed aromas and flavours, fresh, sweet and lively.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage is a botrytis-affected Marlborough wine, picked at 27 brix. It's a light wine (only 8.5 per cent alcohol), restrained on the nose, with lemon, lime and pear-like flavours and a slightly green-edged finish. It's fresh, crisp and sweet, but not especially ripe-tasting.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
This Hawke's Bay beauty showcases late-harvested, ripe fruit flavours, intensified in the winery by the freeze concentration technique rather than Botrytis. Sweet but not extremely sweet (50 grams/litre residual sugar), it works better as an aperitif than a dessert wine, and is bargain-priced. Ready for drinking, the 1997 offers strong lemon/lime aromas and flavours and a sweet, mouthwateringly crisp finish. There is no 1998 or 1999.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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