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Montana Reserve Marlborough Riesling

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Montana Reserve Marlborough Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Released after a couple of years in the bottle, this is a slightly drier style than its cheaper stablemate (above). Harvested at 22 to 24 brix in the Brancott Estate vineyard, the highly scented 2002 vintage possesses ripe citrus and tropical-fruit flavours, with a sliver of sweetness (7 grams/litre of sugar) and good intensity. Yellow-hued, with toasty, bottle-aged, honeyed characters emerging, it's drinking well now.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Released after a couple of years in the bottle, this is a slightly drier style than its cheaper stablemate (above). The 2001 vintage was a great buy during 2003, with a lovely intensity of ripe grapefruit/lime characters and toasty, bottle-aged characters contributing richness and complexity. The 2002 vintagepossesses rich, ripe citrus and tropical-fruit flavours, with a sliver of sweetness (7 grams/litre of sugar) and good intensity, freshness and vigour
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Released after a couple of years in the bottle, this is a fractionally drier style than its cheaper stablemate (above). Light/medium yellow, the 2000 vintage has a toasty, slightly developed, complex bouquet. The palate is generous, ripe and slightly sweet (nine grams/litre of sugar) with bold, citrus and tropical fruit flavours and lively acidity. It's a full-bodied wine, already delicious.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
The floral, finely structured 1 996 vintage is light yellow, with some toasty development showing on the nose. The palate offers ripe citrusy characters in a lively, medium-dry style with lovely overall balance. The 1997 reveals pungent lemon/lime aromas and smooth, deep citrusy flavours, slightly sweet and concentrated, with a long finish. This is a consistently classy wine.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
The floral, finely structured 1 996 vintage is light yellow, with some toasty development showing on the nose. The palate offers ripe citrusy characters in a lively, medium-dry style with lovely overall balance. The 1997 reveals pungent lemon/lime aromas and smooth, deep citrusy flavours, slightly sweet and concentrated, with a long finish. This is a consistently classy wine.
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