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Hunter's Winemaker's Selection Sauvignon Blanc

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Hunter's Winemaker's Selection Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Up to and including the 1998 vintage, this regional classic was labelled Sauvignon Blanc Oak Aged (and long ago. Fume Blanc). It is based on Hunter's ripest, least-herbaceous Marlborough grapes, grown usually in the early-ripening estate vineyard in Rapaura Road, adjacent to the winery. Part of the blend is handled entirely in stainless steel tanks; another portion is barrel-fermented; another is tank-fermented but barrel-aged. It typically offers pure, deep, incisive fruit flavours, plenty of body and acidity, and well-judged, subtle wood-handling. The 2002 vintage has toasty oak aromas leading into a robust, creamy palate with ripely herbaceous flavours, a stronger than usual seasoning of wood and a rounded finish. It needs time to achieve a finer fruit/oak balance; open 2004+.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Up to and including the 1998 vintage, this regional classic was labelled Sauvignon Blanc Oak Aged (and long ago, Fume Blanc). It is based on Hunter's ripest, least-herbaceous Marlborough grapes, grown usually in the early-ripening estate vineyard in Rapaura Road, adjacent to the winery. Part of the blend is handled entirely in stainless steel tanks; another portion is barrel-fermented; another is tank-fermented but barrel-aged. It typically offers pure, deep, incisive fruit flavours, plenty of body and acidity, and well-judged, subtle wood handling. The hugely drinkable 2000 is a notably ripe style for Marlborough, full-bodied, with a core of rich pineapple and passionfruit flavours, enriched with toasty oak. The 2001 vintage is a typically satisfying wine with toasty oak aromas and crisp, lively, ripe-fruit flavours showing good complexity and depth.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Up to and including the 1998 vintage, this regional classic was labelled Sauvignon Blanc Oak Aged (and long ago, Fume Blanc). It is based on Hunter's ripest, least-herbaceous Marlborough grapes, grown usually in the early-ripening estate vineyard in Rapaura Road, adjacent to the winery. Part of the blend is handled entirely in stainless steel tanks; another portion is barrel-fermented; another is tank-fermented but barrel-aged. It typically offers pure, deep, incisive fruit flavours, plenty of body and acidity, and well-judged, subtle wood handling. The hugely drinkable 2000 is a notably ripe style for Marlborough, full-bodied, with a core of rich pineapple and passionfruit flavours, enriched with toasty oak. The 2001 vintage is a typically satisfying wine with toasty oak aromas and crisp, lively, ripe-fruit flavours showing good complexity and depth.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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