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De Redcliffe Estates Chardonnay

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De Redcliffe Estates Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Drinking well now, the 1999 vintage is mouthfilling and lively, with strong, ripe citrusy flavours gently seasoned with oak and a fresh, slightly buttery finish. The 2000 a blend of estate-grown (Mangatawhiri, Waikato) and Marlborough fruit, is very similar. Pale yellow, it's an elegant wine with fresh, vibrant peach and grapefruit-evoking flavours, well-integrated oak and very good depth. The De Redcliffe brand has recently been discontinued and this wine has been a great buy in 2002 at heavily discounted prices.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage is a stylish wine, aging gracefully. Sourced predominantly from De Redcliffe's Mangatawhiri (Waikato) and Marlborough vineyards, and fermented and matured in French oak casks, it's a full, crisp, tightly structured wine with good mouthfeel, strong, citrusy, appley flavours, subtly integrated wood and a lingering finish. The pale straw 1999 is mouthfilling and lively, with strong citrusy flavours overlaid with nutty oak and a fresh, crisp finish.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage is a stylish wine, aging gracefully. Sourced predominantly from De Redcliffe's Mangatawhiri (Waikato) and Marlborough vineyards, and fermented and matured in French oak casks, it's a full, crisp, tightly structured wine with good mouthfeel, strong, citrusy, appley flavours, subtly integrated wood and a lingering finish. The pale straw 1999 is mouthfilling and lively, with strong citrusy flavours overlaid with nutty oak and a fresh, crisp finish.
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