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Gibbston Valley Greenstone Chardonnay

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Gibbston Valley Greenstone Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Typically a vibrantly fruity, crisp wine in a distinctly cool-climate style. The 2007 vintage was grown at Bendigo, in Central Otago, hand-picked, and fermented in a 50/50 split of tanks and seasoned oak barrels. It shows good depth of fresh, lemony, appley flavours, balanced for easy drinking. (The 2008 is listed simply as 'Greenstone Chardonnay' - see below.)
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
Oak is not part of the recipe, but this is typically a fresh, vibrant wine with appetising acidity in a distinctly cool-climate style. The 2005 vintage, blended from Marlborough and Central Otago grapes, is pale, full-bodied and fresh, with plenty of lemony, appley flavour and a slightly spicy finish. It's already drinking well.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Oak is not part of the recipe for this Central Otago wine, but it's typically fresh and vibrant, with appetising acidity in a distinctly cool-climate style. The 2002 vintage is attractively scented, with lemony, appley aromas and flavours, lively and tangy. A simple but enjoyable style, it's pricey at $22.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Oak is not part of the recipe for this Central Otago wine, but it's typically fresh and vibrant, with appetising acidity in a distinctly cool-climate style. The 2001 is typical, with medium body and crisp, appley, moderately ripe fruit flavours to the fore. A simple but enjoyable style, it's slightly pricey at $20.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Oak is not part of the recipe for this Central Otago wine, but the 1999 vintage is attractively lively and crisp, with good depth of appley, limey, slightly off-dry flavour in a distinctly cool-climate style. Pricey at nearly $20.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage is a blend of Otago and Marlborough fruit, not wood-aged. It's a fresh, delicate, appley, lemony wine with a dryish rather than bone-dry finish in a simple but very easy-drinking style, ambitiously priced.
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