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Lake Chalice Platinum Marlborough Chardonnay

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Lake Chalice Platinum Marlborough Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
This lush, rich, complex wine is estate-grown in the Falcon Vineyard at Rapaura. Hand-picked, it is fermented in French and American oak barriques, lees-aged and given a full malolactic fermentation. It typically offers strong, nutty, mealy flavours and a very creamy texture in a fragrant, full-blown Chardonnay style. The powerful 2007 vintage is still youthful, with deep grapefruit and nut flavours, a hint of butterscotch and obvious potential.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This typically lush, rich and complex wine is estate-grown in the Falcon vineyard, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French oak barriques (half new), lees-aged for eight months and given a full malolactic fermentation. It typically offers strong, nutty, mealy flavours and a very creamy texture in a fragrant, full-blown Chardonnay style. The 2004 vintage has creamy, buttery aromas and a fresh, smooth, lemony, appley palate, showing a strong malolactic fermentation influence. It's a weighty, moderately complex wine in an easy-drinking style, with good but not great flavour depth.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
This typically lush, rich and complex wine is estate-grown in the Falcon vineyard, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French oak barriques (half new), lees-aged for eight months and given a full malolactic fermentation. It typically offers strong, nutty, mealy flavours and a very creamy texture in a fragrant, full-blown Chardonnay style. The 2002 vintage is weighty, with concentrated, ripe, citrusy, mealy, buttery flavours showing good complexity and fresh acidity. In its youth, it's slightly less opulent than some past vintages; open mid-2004+.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
This typically lush, rich and complex wine is estate-grown in the Falcon vineyard, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French oak barriques (half new), lees-aged for 10 months and given a full malolactic fermentation. It typically offers strong, nutty, mealy flavours and a very creamy texture in a fragrant, full-blown Chardonnay style. Soft and rich, with delicious grapefruit, nut and butterscotch flavours, the 2001 vintage is a very harmonious, generous and well-rounded wine.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This typically bold, rich and complex wine is estate-grown in the Falcon vineyard and fermented in a mix of French and American oak casks. It offers strong, appley, nutty, meaty flavours and a very creamy texture in a fragrant, full-blown Chardonnay style. The 1998 vintage is a robust, toasty, creamy-smooth wine, lush and mealy, in a complex style with excellent depth.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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