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Margrain Martinborough Merlot

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Margrain Martinborough Merlot

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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Harvested at 24 brix, the 2002 vintage is deeply coloured, with a slightly leafy bouquet. It's a full-bodied, generous wine with strong blackcurrant, red-berry and herb flavours, fresh and vibrantly fruity, with well-integrated oak and the potential to age well. The 2003 is also attractive. French oak-matured for 10 months, it is deep ruby, youthful and vibrant, with very good depth of plum, berry, spice and nut flavours, ripe and firm. It's an elegant rather than blockbuster style, showing good harmony.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
French oak-matured for 10 months, the 2002 vintage is deeply coloured, with a slightly leafy bouquet. It's a full-bodied, generous wine with strong blackcurrant, red-berry and herb flavours, fresh and vibrantly fruity, with well-integrated oak and the potential to age well.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage is fullish in colour, with a slightly herbaceous bouquet. A fleshy and complex wine with spicy, leathery characters and smooth tannins, it's already enjoyable. French oak-matured for 10 months, the 2001 vintage is full-coloured, fruity and supple, with strong, plummy, slightly leafy flavours. It needs more time; open mid 2003+.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage is fullish in colour, with a slightly herbaceous bouquet. A fleshy and complex wine with spicy, leathery characters and smooth tannins, it's already enjoyable. French oak-matured for 10 months, the 2001 vintage is full-coloured, fruity and supple, with strong, plummy, slightly leafy flavours. It needs more time; open mid 2003+.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage is a very mouthfilling (14 per cent alcohol), powerful, concentrated red. Oak-aged for 10 months, it has rich, youthful colour and strong cassis/plum flavours, fresh, vibrant and warm. Totally non-herbaceous, with oak complexity, firm tannins and a long finish, it should flourish with cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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