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Jackson Estate Reserve Chardonnay

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Jackson Estate Reserve Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
A consistently good wine, although the standard label (above) typically drinks well a year or two earlier, with greater emphasis on fresh, vibrant fruit characters. Based on grapes from older, crop-reduced vines, fully fermented in new French oak barriques and given a softening malolactic fermentation, the 1999 vintage is light gold, with a toasty, slightly minerally, developed bouquet. Full-bodied, flavoursome arid crisp, it's a powerfully wooded style, ready for drinking
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
A consistently good wine, although the standard wine (above) can be just as enjoyable and has the benefit of drinking well earlier. Opened in 1999, the 1996 is still developing, with citrusy, nutty flavours and tight acidity. The 1997 vintage was fully fermented in French oak barriques (70 per cent new) and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. A citrusy, toasty, full-flavoured wine, it's still fresh and tight; open 2000. The 1998 is a softer, more forward style with good weight and an abundance of sweet, ripe tropical fruit flavours.
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James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is typically nutty/malty in high-powered New Zealand style; the palate is similarly impressive, starting with hazelnut characters and then finishing with a twist of acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
A consistently good wine, although the standard wine (above) can be just as enjoyable and has the benefit of drinking well earlier. Opened in 1999, the 1996 is still developing, with citrusy, nutty flavours and tight acidity. The 1997 vintage was fully fermented in French oak barriques (70 per cent new) and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. A citrusy, toasty, full-flavoured wine, it's still fresh and tight; open 2000. The 1998 is a softer, more forward style with good weight and an abundance of sweet, ripe tropical fruit flavours.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
A consistently good wine, although the standard wine (above) can be just as enjoyable and has the benefit of drinking well earlier. Opened in 1999, the 1996 is still developing, with citrusy, nutty flavours and tight acidity. The 1997 vintage was fully fermented in French oak barriques (70 per cent new) and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. A citrusy, toasty, full-flavoured wine, it's still fresh and tight; open 2000. The 1998 is a softer, more forward style with good weight and an abundance of sweet, ripe tropical fruit flavours.
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