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Montana Cabernet Merlot

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Montana Cabernet Merlot

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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The addition since the 1994 vintage of Merlot and Hawke's Bay fruit to Montana's former Marlborough Cabernet Sauvignon has transformed the old warhorse - it's much richer and riper and far more enjoyable. The lesser 1999 vintage is an American oak-aged blend of New Zealand and Chilean wine. Slightly leafy, it shows full, bright colour and a green-edged bouquet. The palate offers good depth of cassis, plum and herbal flavour, with smooth tannins.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The addition since the 1994 vintage of Merlot and Hawke's Bay fruit to Montana's former Marlborough Cabernet Sauvignon has transformed the old warhorse - it's much richer and riper and far more enjoyable. The 1998 vintage should win a lot of friends. Cabernet Sauvignon (70 per cent), Merlot (22 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (8 per cent), grown in Marlborough and Hawke's Bay and matured in American oak casks (20 per cent new), has produced a richly coloured wine with good concentration. Strong, ripe, blackcurrant-like flavours hold sway, with a gentle seasoning of oak and moderately firm tannins. Approachable now, this skilfully balanced wine also shows definite cellaring potential. A bargain
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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