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Matua Valley Judd Estate Chardonnay

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Matua Valley Judd Estate Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Hand-picked in the company-owned Judd Estate vineyard, this is a softly mouthfilling Gisborne wine with good complexity and the ability to age well. The 2007 vintage fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (35 per cent new), has a fragrant, ripe, slightly nutty bouquet, leading into a finely textured wine, mouthfilling and smooth, with vibrant peach and grapefruit flavours, slightly toasty, creamy and concentrated. It's already delicious.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Hand-picked in the company-owned Judd Estate vineyard in Gisborne, this is a consistently delicious, softly mouthfilling, vibrantly fruity wine with considerable complexity. Over the past few years, its volume has gone down while the price and quality have moved up. The 2004 vintage was fermented and matured for a year in French oak barriques (35 per cent new). A creamy, full-bodied wine, concentrated and rounded, with grapefruit and tropical-fruit flavours, it has finely balanced acidity and oak, with good weight and a rich finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Grown in the company-owned Judd Estate vineyard in Gisborne, this is a consistently delicious, softly mouthfilling, vibrantly fruity wine with considerable complexity. Over the past few years, its volume has gone down while the price and quality have moved up. The 2001 vintage was fermented and matured, with regular lees-stirring, in French (60 per cent) and American oak barriques (half new). Light yellow, with fresh, toasty oak aromas, it's a finely structured wine with ripe grapefruit-like flavours, spicy oak, good weight and flavour depth and a rounded, slightly buttery finish.
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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
Grown in the company-owned Judd Estate vineyard in Gisborne, this is typically a full-bodied wine, deliciously fruity and soft, with a touch of complexity. An elegant wine, still unfolding, the 1998 vintage Was fully fermented and matured for a year in one and two-year-old barriques. Pale lemon/green, with full body and toasty oak wrapped around ripe, figgy fruit, it's a deliciously soft and delicate, slightly buttery, well balanced wine with excellent depth, needing until 2000 to show its best.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Based on fruit grown in the Gisborne vineyard owned by Maurice Judd and Matua Valley, this is typically a full-bodied wine, deliciously fruity and soft, with a touch of complexity. The 1994 vintage, the best yet, is a very elegant wine, soft and seductive; the '95 sightly lacks the richness of the '94, but is still an attractive and full-flavoured wine. The '96 was fermented and lees-aged for eight months in new and seasoned oak casks. A harmony of soft, citrusy fruit and nutty wood flavours, it is slightly less fragrant, ripe-tasting and lush than the '94, but a complex wine, already quite developed.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
Based on fruit grown in the Gisborne vineyard owned by Maurice Judd and Matua Valley, this is typically a full-bodied wine, deliciously fruity and soft, with a touch of complexity. The 1994 vintage, the best yet, is a very elegant wine, soft and seductive; the '95 sightly lacks the richness of the '94, but is still an attractive and full-flavoured wine. The '96 was fermented and lees-aged for eight months in new and seasoned oak casks. A harmony of soft, citrusy fruit and nutty wood flavours, it is slightly less fragrant, ripe-tasting and lush than the '94, but a complex wine, already quite developed.
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
Based on fruit grown in the Gisborne vineyard owned by Maurice Judd and Matua Valley, this is typically a full-bodied wine, deliciously fruity and soft, with a touch of complexity. The 1994 vintage, the best yet, is a very elegant wine, soft and seductive; the '95 sightly lacks the richness of the '94, but is still an attractive and full-flavoured wine. The '96 was fermented and lees-aged for eight months in new and seasoned oak casks. A harmony of soft, citrusy fruit and nutty wood flavours, it is slightly less fragrant, ripe-tasting and lush than the '94, but a complex wine, already quite developed.
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