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Marsden Estate Estate Chardonnay

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Marsden Estate Estate Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Estate-grown at Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands, and fermented in French and American oak casks, the 2002 vintage of this Northland wine is a strongly wooded style with lots of character. Bright, light lemon/green, it shows good body and fruit ripeness, with plenty of peachy, toasty flavour.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage of this Northland wine is fresh and finely balanced. Grown at Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands, and made without oak, it is smooth, with substantial body (14 per cent alcohol) and very good depth of crisp, ripe, peachy, slightly buttery flavour. However, the 2001 reflects the difficult growing season. Fermented and matured for six months in French and American oak barriques, it is golden, peachy and toasty. Showing very developed colour and flavour for its age, it is clearly botrytis-affected, and not a cellaring prospect.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage of this Northland wine is fresh and finely balanced. Grown at Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands, and made without oak, it is smooth, with substantial body (14 per cent alcohol) and very good depth of crisp, ripe, peachy, slightly buttery flavour. However, the 2001 reflects the difficult growing season. Fermented and matured for six months in French and American oak barriques, it is golden, peachy and toasty. Showing very developed colour and flavour for its age, it is clearly botrytis-affected, and not a cellaring prospect.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The freshly scented 1998 was grown in Northland and 40 per cent of the final blend was matured in oak. It's a fresh, smooth wine with solid depth of ripe, peachy, pineappley flavours and a hint of toasty oak.
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