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Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
With quite a herbal and leafy layer, this blend of Lowburn, Bannockburn and Gibbston pinot shows some smoky elements and a solid wedge of oak driven in deep. The palate's marked out with bright acidity and has smooth, even tannins and nice balance; a little surge of oak squares out the finish. Better structure than most here.
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
The 2008 vintage was grown at Lowburn and Bannockburn (in the Cromwell Basin), and also at Gibbston, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and matured for a year in French oak casks (28 per cent new). The goal is 'a refined style of wine, as opposed to the fruit bomb'. Deep and youthful in colour, it is rich, sweet-fruited and supple, with deep cherry and plum flavours, a subtle oak influence, fresh acidity, gentle tannins, and impressive elegance and harmony. The 2009 is deeply coloured, finely scenred and supple, with rich cherry, plum, dried-herb and nut flavours, oak complexity and a lovely, velvety texture. It's maturing really well.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2008 vintage was grown at Lowburn and Bannockburn (in the Cromwell Basin), and also at Gibbston, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and matured for a year in French oak casks (28 per cent new). The goal is 'a refined style of wine, as opposed to the fruit bomb'. Deep and youthful in colour, it is rich, sweet-fruited and supple, with deep cherry and plum flavours, a subtle oak influence, fresh acidity, gentle tannins, and impressive elegance and harmony. The 2009 is deeply coloured, finely scenred and supple, with rich cherry, plum, dried-herb and nut flavours, oak complexity and a lovely, velvety texture. It's maturing really well.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Alan Brady and Duncan Forsyth aim for 'elegance, fine texture and an enduring structure' - and are hitting the target. Their 2007 vintage is deeply coloured, in a mouthfilling, savoury, complex style with fresh, rich, plummy, spicy flavours and a deliciously silky texture.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Alan Brady aims for 'elegance, fine texture and an enduring structure' - and hits the target with his 2002 vintage A blend of grapes from the Gibbston (70 per cent) and Alexandra sub-regions, matured for a year in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it caresses the mouth with its abundance of sweet-fruit characters. A graceful and complex wine, cherryish and very savoury, it certainly has the structure to age, with a persistent, moderately firm finish
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Alan Brady aims for 'elegance, fine texture and an enduring structure' - and hits the target with his 2001 vintage. A blend of Gibbston (70 per cent) and Alexandra fruit, low-cropped (at six tonnes per hectare) and matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it has an enticing fragrance of raspberry, herbs and spice. Combining great charm with complexity, it's savoury and supple, with mouthfilling body, a wealth of flavour and powerful finish.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage from Alan Brady is a delicious debut. It's a fragrant, weighty and flavoursome wine, highly attractive in its youth, with fullish colour, strawberry/spice aromas and fresh, rich, spicy, berryish flavours. The charming 1999 is a blend of Alexandra, Bannockburn and Gibbston fruit, matured in French oak casks (50 per cent new). Fresh and full-flavoured, with sweet, ripe raspberry and spice characters and good complexity, it's a buoyant, supple wine with loads of drink-young appeal.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The stylishly presented 1998 vintage from Alan Brady, founder of Gibbston Valley, is a delicious debut. Grown at Alexandra and Bannockburn, and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (80 per cent new), it's a fragrant, weighty and flavoursome wine, highly attractive in its youth, with fullish colour, strawberry/spice aromas and fresh, rich, spicy, berryish flavours. There's an easy gracefulness here and the wine is already dangerously drinkable, but it also has the power to age.
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