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Daniel Schuster Omihi Hills Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir

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Daniel Schuster Omihi Hills Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Canterbury winemaker Danny Schuster's pride and joy is made from a 'selection of the best fruit from the Omihi Vineyard at Waipara, aged in a mixture of new and older Troncais oak'. The powerful 2001 vintage is the best yet. Based on 16-year-old, unirrigated, very low-yielding vines (2.5 to 3.5 tonnes per hecrare), it was matured for 15 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new) and bottled without fining or filtration. Deeply coloured, it is very generous, sweet-fruited and savoury, with deep plum, berry and spice flavours and lots of early complexity. A substantial (14 per cent alcohol), well-structured wine, it should mature well for several years, but as Schuster puts it, Will make a lot of people happy early on'.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Canterbury winemaker Danny Schuster's pride and joy is made from a 'selection of the best fruit from the Omihi Vineyard, aged in a mixture of new and older Troncais oak'. The 1996 vintage, based on fruit off very low-cropping vines at Waipara, is a garnet-hued red, showing some development. Tannic and nutty, it's a tough wine, but shows ripe fruit characters and cellaring potential. The 1998 is a clear step up. For the first time based entirely on grapes from the warmest, north-facing slopes, it shows good colour depth. The palate is weighty and firm, with sweet fruit characters and rich cherryish, raspberryish, spicy flavours, showing impressive complexity and length. Much fresher and tighter than past vintages, it's a powerful wine, well worth cellaring. There is no 1999.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Canterbury winemaker Danny Schuster's pride and joy is made from a 'selection of the best fruit from the Omihi Vineyard, aged in a mixture of new and older Troncais oak'. The 1996 vintage, based on fruit off very low-cropping vines at Waipara, is a garnet-hued red, showing some development. Tannic and nutty, it's a tough wine, but shows ripe fruit characters and cellaring potential. The 1998 is a clear step up. For the first time based entirely on grapes from the warmest, north-facing slopes, it shows good colour depth. The palate is weighty and firm, with sweet fruit characters and rich cherryish, raspberryish, spicy flavours, showing impressive complexity and length. Much fresher and tighter than past vintages, it's a powerful wine, well worth cellaring. There is no 1999.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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