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Dashwood Marlborough Chardonnay

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Dashwood Marlborough Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Vavasour's lower-tier Chardonnay. The 2010 vintage is a fruit-driven style, grown in the Awatere and Wairau valleys. Peachy, ripe and smooth, with a hint of oak and a slightly creamy texture, it's skilfully balanced for easy, early drinking.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Vavasour's lower-tier Chardonnay is a drink-young style with fresh, lively fruit flavours and appetising acidity. The 2008 vintage is an easy-drinking style with ripe, peachy flavours and slightly toasty, creamy notes adding a touch of complexity.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Vavasour's second-tier Chardonnay is a drink-young style with fresh, buoyant fruit flavours and appetising acidity. A blend of Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley grapes, it is mostly fermented and lees-aged in stainless steel tanks, but has some oak handling. The 2004 vintage is lemony and appley, with lively fruit flavours and an appetisingly crisp, flinty finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Vavasour's second-tier Chardonnay is a drink-young style with fresh, buoyant fruit flavours and appetising acidity. The 2002 vintage is a blend of Wairau Valley (74 per cent) and Awatere Valley grapes, fermented and lees-aged in stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels of varying sizes. Pale lemon/green, it's fresh and weight)', with very good depth of ripe-fruit flavours, a hint of biscuity oak and a rounded, fractionally off-dry finish. Lots of pleasure here.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Vavasour's second-tier Chardonnay is a drink-young style with fresh, buoyant fruit flavours and appetising acidity. The 2000 vintage is scented and finely balanced. Grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys and 40 per cent oak-aged, it is vibrant, with good depth of ripe, delicate, citrusy, appley flavours and a gentle seasoning of oak.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Vavasour's second-tier Chardonnay is a drink-young style with fresh, buoyant fruit flavours and appetising acidity. The 1998 vintage is fresh and lively, with good body and plenty of ripe, citrusy flavour. The 1999 was fermented in a range of vessels, mainly stainless steel tanks, but also oak barriques and a 7500-litre French oak foudre. Light lemon/green, it's fresh and smooth (not quite bone-dry), with lemon/apple characters, a hint of butterscotch (from 70 per cent malolactic fermentation) and good acid spine. It's a flavoursome, harmonious wine, quite forward in style.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Vavasour's second-tier Chardonnay is a drink-young style with fresh, buoyant fruit flavours and appetising acidity. Wood plays a minor role - 15 per cent of the 1998 vintage was matured in French oak casks, but the rest was handled in stainless steel tanks. A full-bodied, fruit-driven style, it's scented and lively, with good depth of ripe, melon and apple-like flavours gently seasoned with oak and a slightly buttery, moderately crisp finish.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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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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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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