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Matua Valley Shingle Peak Marlborough Chardonnay

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Matua Valley Shingle Peak Marlborough Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
The 2007 vintage is a fruit-driven style with melon and citrus characters to the fore. It's a fresh, vibrant wine with slightly leesy, mealy notes and a crisp finish. (For the 2008 vintage, see the entry for Shingle Peak Chardonnay.)
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Until recently, this wine was labelled solely as Shingle Peak, but now features the Matua Valley brand as well. It is typically a fresh, fruit-driven style with well-integrated oak and a smooth finish. The 2002 vintage was fermented in French and American oak casks (20 per cent new). Vibrantly fruity, lemony and appley, it's a very easy-drinking style, with slight sweetness (5 grams/litre of sugar) adding smoothness, but for the price, I'd expect a bit more richness and complexity.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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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
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James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is big, toasty and buttery, with a slight burnt caramel overtone. Peach, citrus and buttery fruit flavours run through a pleasantly weighted palate, finishing with subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
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