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Gillan Marlborough Chardonnay

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Gillan Marlborough Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
This has typically been a fresh, easy-drinking wine with a touch of complexity. However, the 2000 vintage a well-rounded wine with citrus/apple flavours of decent depth, is the last of the line; Gillan is now only producing sparkling wine.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
This is typically a fresh, easy-drinking wine with a touch of complexity. The 1998 vintage is Gillan's finest Chardonnay yet. A single-vineyard wine handled in 25 per cent new oak, it's fat and peachy-ripe, with loads of body and flavour. Only 30 per cent of the 1999 was barrel-matured, yet there's sweet, toasty oak on the nose, leading into a flavoursome, rounded palate with ripe peach and citrus fruit characters and a slight creaminess of texture. It's a forward style, already drinking well.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This is typically a fresh, easy-drinking wine with a touch of complexity. The 1998 vintage is Gillan's finest Chardonnay yet. A single-vineyard wine handled in 25 per cent new oak, it's fat and peachy-ripe, with loads of body and flavour. Concentrated and creamy, with butterscotch characters from malolactic fermentation, strong, ripe fruit flavours and fresh acidity, it's a very well crafted, fairly complex wine, likely to be at its best during late 1999 to 2000.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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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
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