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Millton Riesling Opou Vineyard

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Millton Riesling Opou Vineyard

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Typically scented, with rich, lemony, often honeyed flavours, this is the country's northernmost fine-quality Riesling. Grown in Gisborne (from vines dating back to 1981), it is gently sweet, in a softer, less racy style than the classic Marlborough wines. The grapes, grown organically in the Opou Vineyard at Manutuke, ate hand-harvested over a month at three stages of ripening, usually culminating in a final pick of botrytis-affected fruit. The 2010 vintage, certified organic, is light-bodied (9.5 per cent alcohol), with searching lemon and apple flavours, pure and delicate. A distinctly medium style (40 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's delicious in its youth, but should be at its best 2013+
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Typically finely scented, with rich, lemony, often honeyed flavours, this is the country's northernmost fine-quality Riesling. Grown in Gisborne (some of the vines are 24 years old), it is gently sweet, in a softer, typically less racy style than the classic Marlborough wines. The grapes, grown organically in the Opou vineyard at Manutuke, are hand-harvested over a month at three stages of ripening, usually culminating in a final pick of botrytis-affected fruit. The finely scented 2004 vintage is slender (9.6 per cent alcohol), light and lovely, with a strong surge of lemon/lime flavours, no sign of botrytis, lively acidity and great immediacy of appeal. A distinctly medium style (30 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's a great drink-now or cellaring proposition.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium green-yellow; intense tropical lime and pineapple aromas are followed by an extremely rich and fruity palate in classic botrytis spatlese-style.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium green-yellow; a quite firm bouquet with lime, passionfruit and some more toasty characters, the palate is smooth, soft, and with the acid and residual sugar in perfect balance. Gently honeyed, lime and peach fruit flavours linger on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
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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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