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Kaimira Estate Brightwater Chardonnay

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Kaimira Estate Brightwater Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
Estate-grown in Nelson and fermented and matured for nine months in French oak casks (20 per cent new), the 2009 vintage is a fruit-driven style with vibrant, citrusy aromas and flavours and a slightly buttery finish.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Estate-grown in Nelson and fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques, the 2008 vintage is light yellow, with strong, peachy, citrusy, toasty flavours and fresh acidity. Worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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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
Top vintages of this Nelson wine are classy. Estate-grown and fermented and lees-aged for nine months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), the 2004 vintage has a fragrant, toasty, creamy bouquet. It's a sturdy wine (14.5 per cent alcohol) with smooth grapefruit and stone-fruit flavours, showing excellent delicacy, roundness and richness. Drink now or cellar.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
This is a consistently classy wine. Deliciously robust (14.5 per cent alcohol), complex and rounded, the creamy 2002 vintage was estate-grown at Brightwater, in Nelson, barrel-fermented and lees-aged for eight months. Showing impressive flavour concentration and harmony, with rich, ripe peach and grapefruit characters, finely balanced oak and gentle acidity, it's sharply priced at $22.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Labelled as Brightwater Chardonnay in 2001 and Estate Chardonnay in 2000, this is a consistently classy wine. Both wines were estate-grown at Brightwater, in Nelson, and fully French oak-fermented. The generous, richly flavoured 2001 vintage is a complex style with ripe grapefruit and mealy characters, balanced acidity and well-integrated oak (30 per cent new). A label to watch.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Labelled as Brightwater Chardonnay in 2001 and Estate Chardonnay in 2000, this is a consistently classy wine. Both wines were estate-grown at Brightwater, in Nelson, and fully French oak-fermented. The generous, richly flavoured 2001 vintage is a complex style with ripe grapefruit and mealy characters, balanced acidity and well-integrated oak (30 per cent new). A label to watch.
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