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Koura Bay Whalesback Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Koura Bay Whalesback Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown in the Awatere Valley. The 2004 vintage is one of the best -vibrant and punchy, with good intensity of gooseberry and capsicum flavours enlivened by mouth-watering acidity. It's a strongly varietal, freshly herbaceous wine, slightly minerally and long.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown in the Awatere Valley. The 2002 has grassy aromas leading into a lively, melon and lime-flavoured palate, moderately intense, with a crisp, dry finish. The 2003 vintage is aromatic, with fresh, strong, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing good delicacy and purity, and a smooth finish
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown in the Awatere Valley. The 2002 has grassy aromas leading into a lively, melon and lime-flavoured palate, moderately intense, with a crisp, dry finish. The 2003 vintage is aromatic, with fresh, strong, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing good delicacy and purity, and a smooth finish
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown in the Awatere Valley and made by Simon Waghom at the Whitehaven winery. The 2001 vintage is a fresh, clearly herbaceous style, crisp and lively, with decent flavour depth and a dryish finish.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Based on first-crop Awatere Valley vines and made by Simon Waghorn, the 1998 vintage is a restrained wine by the Awatere's (normally forthright and punchy) standards, with fresh, ripe, melon and lime-like flavours of solid depth. The 1999 is more typical of the valley - pale, fresh and zingy, brisk and limey, with plenty of vigour and good intensity.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Based on first-crop Awatere Valley vines and made by Simon Waghorn, the 1998 vintage is a restrained wine by the Awatere's (normally forthright and punchy) standards, with fresh, ripe, melon and lime-like flavours of solid depth. The 1999 is more typical of the valley - pale, fresh and zingy, brisk and limey, with plenty of vigour and good intensity.
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