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Matariki Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc

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Matariki Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2008 vintage was grown in the Gimblett Gravels, tank-fermented and lees-aged for six weeks. Its a subtle, refined wine with mouthfilling body, very good depth of ripe sweet-fruit flavours of citrus fruits and limes, and an appetisingly crisp, dry finish.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Grown in the Gimblett Gravels district, the enjoyable 2006 vintage was handled entirely in stainless steel tanks. Lees-aged for three months, it's a fleshy, finely textured wine with fresh, ripe tropical-fruit flavours and a smooth, dry finish.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Grown in the Gimblett Gravels district, the 2003 vintage was handled entirely in stainless steel tanks and lees-aged for three months. Still youthful in colour, it is citrusy and limey, in a restrained style that lacks real ripeness and richness, with an off-dry, crisp finish.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
An unoaked style, grown in Gimblett Road, the 2002 vintage has strong, sweet-fruit characters of passion fruit and red capsicum, showing good richness. It's a very fresh and vibrant wine, with lively acidity and a fully dry finish.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Made without oak, the 2001 vintage is a slightly tart, appley, green-edged wine, grown in the Gimblett Gravels district. Flinty and dry, it's a solid wine, but lacks real charm.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
This is consisteiy among the region's richest Sauvignon Blancs. Grown in Gimblett Road, with 8 per cent Semillon in the blend and a small proportion of barrel fermentation, the 1999 vintage is soft, ripe and concentrated, with tropical fruit characters, a subtle twist of oak, mouthfilling body and a slightly creamy texture. Excellent depth, balance and structure
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1997 is one of the region's top Sauvignon Blancs of the vintage - a very refined wine with impressive depth of delicate melon and capsicum-like flavours, and subtle oak adding richness. The weighty, ripely flavoured 1998 is a blend of 85 per cent Sauvignon Blanc and 15 per cent Semillon, partly barrel-fermented. It's a mouthfilling wine with attractive, tropical fruit characters and subtle oak adding a vanilla edge to its lingering stone-fruit flavours.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
The 1997 is one of the region's top Sauvignon Blancs of the vintage - a very refined wine with impressive depth of delicate melon and capsicum-like flavours, and subtle oak adding richness. The weighty, ripely flavoured 1998 is a blend of 85 per cent Sauvignon Blanc and 15 per cent Semillon, partly barrel-fermented. It's a mouthfilling wine with attractive, tropical fruit characters and subtle oak adding a vanilla edge to its lingering stone-fruit flavours.
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