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Giesen Reserve Barrel Selection Marlborough Chardonnay

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Giesen Reserve Barrel Selection Marlborough Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The 2002 vintage is one of Giesen's finest Chardonnays yet. Youthful lemon/green, with creamy, 'malo' aromas, it's a full-bodied, finely balanced wine with grapefruit, pear and toast flavours showing excellent complexity and depth. It should be long-lived.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The strongly oaked 2001 vintage is citrusy and slightly creamy in a cool-climate style with vigorous, citrusy, slightly minerally and toasty flavours showing some intensity and firm acid spine.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Fermented in French oak barriques (25 per cent new), the 1999 vintage is toasty and minerally on the nose, with a strong oak influence. The palate is concentrated, mealy and poised, with fresh acidity. It's a tightly structured wine, now starting to break into full stride.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1997 vintage was fermented in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Developed for a 1997, it's a yellow-hued wine, full-bodied, with some complexity and good depth of crisp, toasty, peachy, lemony, slightly honied flavour. The slightly austere 1998 was handled for a year in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Nutty, cheesy aromas lead into a tight, restrained palate with delicate, lemony, slightly nutty, freshly acidic flavours. Worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
The 1994 was a high impact wine with a powerful surge of mealy, nutty, peachy-ripe flavour, very rich, creamy and long. There was no 1995 or 1996. The 1997 vintage was fermented in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Developed for a 1997, it's a yellow-hued wine, full-bodied, with some complexity and good depth of crisp, toasty, peachy, lemony, slightly honied flavour.
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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
The 1994 was a high impact wine with a powerful surge of mealy, nutty, peachy-ripe flavour, very rich, creamy and long. There was no 1995 or 1996. The 1997 vintage was fermented in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Developed for a 1997, it's a yellow-hued wine, full-bodied, with some complexity and good depth of crisp, toasty, peachy, lemony, slightly honied flavour.
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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