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Karikari Estate Syrah

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Karikari Estate Syrah

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
The impressive 2010 vintage was estate-grown on the Karikari Peninsula, in the Far North, hand-picked at over 23 brix, and matured for 10 months in new French oak puncheons. Deeply coloured, it is fragrant and rich, with plenty of muscle, fresh, strong blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, and fine-grained tannins. It's a youthful, supple wine; drink now or cellar.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Estate-grown on Northland's Karikari Peninsula, the 2007 vintage was matured in American and French oak casks (30 per cent new). It's a complex, age-worthy wine with a fragrant, spicy bouquet, concentrated plum, pepper and nutty oak flavours, firm and savoury, and a strongly spicy finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Grown on Northland's Karikari Peninsula, the debut 2003 vintage is a blend of Syrah (91 percent) and Viognier (9 per cent), Matured for a year in new American oak casks. Deeply coloured, with a peppery, toasty bouquet, it's a medium-bodied wine (12. 6 per cent alcohol), with good intensity and complexity of fresh, vibrant, plum and black pepper flavours, firm and strongly spicy, but also a slight lack of warmth and softness. From a challenging season, it's a very promising debut, worth cellaring to mid-2005+.
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