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Matua Valley Matheson Cabernet Merlot

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Matua Valley Matheson Cabernet Merlot

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Grown in the Ngatarawa district of Hawke's Bay and matured in French and American oak casks (half new), the 2002 vintage is a richly coloured, distinctly herbal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80 per cent) and Merlot. Balanced for easy drinking, it possesses strong, vibrantly fruity blackcurrant and spice flavours, leafy, minty characters and a very smooth finish
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Grown in the Ngatarawa district of Hawke's Bay and matured in French and American oak casks (half new), the 2001 vintage is a boldly coloured blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85 per cent) and Merlot. It's a very smooth wine, already enjoyable, with a slightly leafy bouquet, fresh, strong blackcurrant and red berry flavours seasoned with sweet oak, gentle tannins and a well-rounded finish.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The impressive 1998 vintage is based on second-crop vines in the Matheson vineyard in the Ngatarawa district of Hawke's Bay. Matured in French and American oak casks, one and two years old, it's a dark, minty wine, warm and generous, with a rich, dense mid-palate and long finish. The 1999 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55 per cent), Merlot (35 per cent) and Malbec (15 per cent). It's less ripe-tasting than the 1998, but still rewarding, with good colour and plenty of smooth, plummy, distinctly spicy flavour
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The impressive 1998 vintage is based on second-crop vines in the Matheson vineyard in the Ngatarawa district of Hawke's Bay. Matured in French and American oak casks, one and two years old, it's a dark, minty wine, warm and generous, with a rich, dense mid-palate and long finish. The 1999 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55 per cent), Merlot (35 per cent) and Malbec (15 per cent). It's less ripe-tasting than the 1998, but still rewarding, with good colour and plenty of smooth, plummy, distinctly spicy flavour
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