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Morton Est. Black Label Chardonnay

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Morton Est. Black Label Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Grown at the company's cool, slightly elevated Riverview Vineyard in Hawke's Bay, this is an increasingly refined and classy Chardonnay. I can't think of a '95 New Zealand Chardonnay I'd rather drink than this beauty. Fermented and matured for 14 months in new French oak barriques, it's a bright yellow-green, richly fragrant wine - vibrant, complex and very long on the palate. With its mouthfilling body, searching, ripe tropical/citrus flavours and slightly creamy texture, this is an extremely classy wine for drinking over the next couple of years. The '96 was French oak-fermented, with 20 per cent malolactic fermentation. Light yellow, it has a deep, rich bouquet and mouthfilling, intensely fruity palate, with rich citrus fruit characters, savoury oak and good acid spine. The '96 has yet to unfold, but everything looks in place for another classic.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Grown at the company's cool, slightly elevated Riverview Vineyard in Hawke's Bay, this is an increasingly refined and classy Chardonnay. I can't think of a '95 New Zealand Chardonnay I'd rather drink than this beauty. Fermented and matured for 14 months in new French oak barriques, it's a bright yellow-green, richly fragrant wine - vibrant, complex and very long on the palate. With its mouthfilling body, searching, ripe tropical/citrus flavours and slightly creamy texture, this is an extremely classy wine for drinking over the next couple of years. The '96 was French oak-fermented, with 20 per cent malolactic fermentation. Light yellow, it has a deep, rich bouquet and mouthfilling, intensely fruity palate, with rich citrus fruit characters, savoury oak and good acid spine. The '96 has yet to unfold, but everything looks in place for another classic.
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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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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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