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Gunn Estate Skeetfield Chardonnay

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Gunn Estate Skeetfield Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
From Sacred Hill, the 2007 vintage was hand-picked in Hawke's Bay and fermented and lees-aged for 10 months in new and one-year-old French oak barriques. A tight, elegant style, it has rich, citrusy, slightly limey flavours, showing good complexity, and a very fresh, crisp and lively finish. Well worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Made by Sacred Hill, the excellent 2004 vintage was hand-picked in Hawke's Bay and fermented with indigenous yeasts in new French oak casks, with full malolactic fermentation. Light lemon/green, with a creamy, buttery fragrance, it's lush and lovely in its youth, with concentrated peach, grapefruit and toasty oak flavours, very skilfully balanced and rich. It should age well.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The 2002 vintage is the first since the established Gunn Estate brand was purchased by Sacred Hill. Grown in Hawke's Bay and fermented and matured for a year in French oak casks (new and one-year-old), it's an upfront style, deliciously drinkable in its youth, with ripe, faintly honeyed, stone-fruit characters, toasty oak and a well-rounded finish.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Grown in Hawke's Bay, fully barrel-fermented and lees-aged for 10 months, the 1998 vintage didn't cause any excitement when I encountered it in a blind tasting in mid-1999. My tasting notes read: "Fresh, fruit-driven nose. Crisp, plain wine with lemony, appley flavours for everyday drinking."
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