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Matua Valley Matheson Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

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Matua Valley Matheson Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Since the first 1986 vintage, this classy, modestly priced wine has ranked among the country's finest oak-aged Sauvignons. In the past, it was usually estate-grown at Waimauku in West Auckland, but from 1998 the fruit supply has switched to the Maraekakaho district in Hawke's Bay. It is typically a beautifully harmonious and subtle wine, with good body and excellent depth of fresh, ripe passionfruit and melon-like flavours, lightly seasoned with oak. About 50 per cent of the final blend is barrel-fermented, and about 80 per cent is wood-aged. The lovely 1998 vintage is the winner of the Best Buy of the Year award, (see page 13). It's a hugely drinkable, very mouthfilling wine with lush tropical fruit flavours, toasty oak and balanced acidity in a very non-herbaceous style with a slightly creamy texture and rich finish. New Zealand wood-aged Sauvignon Blanc simply doesn't come any better - and look at the price!
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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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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1986 Vintage) says
Since the first 1986 vintage, this classy, modestly priced wine has ranked among the country's finest oak-aged Sauvignons. In the past, it was usually estate-grown at Waimauku in West Auckland, but from 1998 the fruit supply has switched to the Maraekakaho district in Hawke's Bay. It is typically a beautifully harmonious and subtle wine, with good body and excellent depth of fresh, ripe passionfruit and melon-like flavours, lightly seasoned with oak. About 50 per cent of the final blend is barrel-fermented, and about 80 per cent is wood-aged. The lovely 1998 vintage is the winner of the Best Buy of the Year award, (see page 13). It's a hugely drinkable, very mouthfilling wine with lush tropical fruit flavours, toasty oak and balanced acidity in a very non-herbaceous style with a slightly creamy texture and rich finish. New Zealand wood-aged Sauvignon Blanc simply doesn't come any better - and look at the price!
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