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Craggy Range Seven Poplars Vineyard Merlot

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Craggy Range Seven Poplars Vineyard Merlot

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
In very limited supply, the 2002 vintage was grown in stony soils at the Dolbel Estate vineyard in the lower Dartmoor Valley, matured for a year in French oak casks (80 per cent new), and then aged for another nine months in two-year-old barrels before bottling. It's a powerful, highly concentrated Hawke's Bay red with dense, purple-flushed colour, warm blackcurrant, plum and nutty oak flavours and bold tannins. Fleshy and firm, it shows obvious cellaring potential.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Still opening out, the 2001 vintage was grown in stony soils at the Dolbel Estate vineyard in the lower Dartmoor Valley, picked at 23.8 brix, matured for a year in French oak casks (80 per cent new), and then aged for another nine months in two-year-old barrels before bottling. Fragrant, spicy and brambly on the nose, with rich, purple-flushed colour, it's a very generous red. The flavours are rich and plummy, with a spicy Malbec influence (9 per cent of the blend) and hints of coffee and nuts. It's a highly concentrated wine, warm and supple, with lovely mouthfeel and texture.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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