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Giesen Reserve Barrel Selection Canterbury Chardonnay

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Giesen Reserve Barrel Selection Canterbury Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Giesen deliberately hold back their top Chardonnays for a couple of years before release. Superior to its Reserve Marlborough stablemate of the same vintage, the French oak-aged 1997 is a big, savoury, distinctly cool-climate style with crisp, nutty and mealy flavours, slightly limey and appley, and some buttery, cheesy 'malo' characters. The 1998 is bright, light yellow/green, with strong toasty oak aromas. A concentrated, slightly honied wine, citrusy, mealy and mouthfilling, it's well-structured, with good acid spine and is aging gracefully.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Giesen deliberately hold back their top Chardonnays for a couple of years before release. The 1996 is a rich, toasty wine, tautly structured, with good concentration and complexity and a powerful finish. Superior to its Reserve Marlborough stablemate of the same vintage, the French oak-aged 1997 is a big, savoury, distinctly cool-climate style with crisp, nutty and mealy flavours, slightly limey and appley, and some buttery, cheesy "malo" characters.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Giesen deliberately hold back their top Chardonnays for a couple of years before release. The 1996 is a rich, toasty wine, tautly structured, with good concentration and complexity and a powerful finish. Superior to its Reserve Marlborough stablemate of the same vintage, the French oak-aged 1997 is a big, savoury, distinctly cool-climate style with crisp, nutty and mealy flavours, slightly limey and appley, and some buttery, cheesy "malo" characters.
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