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Esk Valley Merlot Malbec Rose

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Esk Valley Merlot Malbec Rose

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
This is clearly New Zealand's best rose, with several trophies to prove it. The skilfully balanced and vivacious 2008 vintage is a Hawke's Bay blend, Merlot-based (93 per cent), with a splash of Malbec. Handled without oak, it's a mouthfilling, dryish wine (5.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), pink/pale red, with attractively scented, berryish aromas and an abundance of cherryish, plummy flavour, deliciously fresh and smooth. (There is no 2009.)
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This is New Zealand's best widely available rose. The outstanding 2004 vintage, blended from Merlot and Malbec, grown in Elawke's Bay, is a slightly sweet (8 grams/litre of residual sugar), weighty wine (14 per cent alcohol), pink/red, with lovely mouthfeel, excellent depth of ripe, plum and cherry flavours, gentle tannins and acids and a well-rounded finish. This is as good as New Zealand rose gets -don't miss it.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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