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Montana Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Montana Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
This label is designed to highlight the fresh, herbaceous style of Sauvignon Blanc Pernod Ricard NZ achieves on the south side of the Wairau Valley, compared to its more tropical fruit-flavoured Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc, grown on the north side of the valley. The 2009 vintage has mouthfilling body and fresh, tight gooseberry and capsicum flavours. Finely textured, it's a classic regional style, dry and long.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This is a richer, riper, less pungently herbaceous style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than its stablemate (above). The grapes are grown mainly at Brancott Estate, on the south side of the Wairau Valley, blended with fruit from Squire Estate, at Rapaura. The 2004 vintage has lifted ripely herbaceous aromas and strong passionfruit, melon and capsicum flavours showing good purity, roundness and length.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
This is a richer, riper, less pungently herbaceous style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than its stable mate (above). The grapes are grown mainly at Brancott Estate, on the south side of the Wairau Valley, blended with fruit from Squire Estate, at Rapaura. Weighty and rounded, the 2002 offers a strong surge of passion fruit, melon and green capsicum flavours, deliciously fresh, vibrant, smooth and long. The 2003 vintage is powerful and punchy, with good weight, a gentle herbaceous influence and strong, ripe tropical-fruit flavours, crisp and lively.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
This is a richer, riper, less pungently herbaceous style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than its famous stablemate (above). The grapes are grown mainly at Brancort Estate, on the south side of the Wairau Valley, blended with grapes from Squire Estate, at Rapaura. Weighty and rounded, the 2002 vintage offers a strong surge of passionfruit, melon and green capsicum flavours, deliciously fresh, vibrant, smooth and long.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Launched from 1996, this is a richer, riper, less pungently herbaceous style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than its famous stablemate (above). The 1999 vintage is a hugely drinkable, impressively weighty and flavour-packed wine, freshly scented, deliciously crisp and zingy, with excellent depth of lively, melon/capsicum flavours. Tasted prior to bottling, the 2000 (rated by chief winemaker Jeff Clarke as 'the best yet') looked superb, with intense melon/capsicum flavours, riper than those of the standard label (above), but no less brisk and penetrating.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Launched from 1996, this is a richer, riper, less pungently herbaceous style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than its famous stablemate (above). The 1999 vintage is a hugely drinkable, impressively weighty and flavour-packed wine, freshly scented, deliciously crisp and zingy, with excellent depth of lively, melon/capsicum flavours. Tasted prior to bottling, the 2000 (rated by chief winemaker Jeff Clarke as 'the best yet') looked superb, with intense melon/capsicum flavours, riper than those of the standard label (above), but no less brisk and penetrating.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Launched from 1996, this is a richer, riper, less pungently herbaceous style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than its famous stablemate (above). The 1999 vintage is a hugely drinkable, impressively weighty and flavour-packed wine, freshly scented, deliciously crisp and zingy, with excellent depth of lively, melon/capsicum flavours. Tasted prior to bottling, the 2000 (rated by chief winemaker Jeff Clarke as 'the best yet') looked superb, with intense melon/capsicum flavours, riper than those of the standard label (above), but no less brisk and penetrating.
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