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Nautilus Marlborough Cabernet Merlot

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Nautilus Marlborough Cabernet Merlot

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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Cabernet Sauvignon has struggled to succeed in Marlborough, but Nautilus is keeping the flag flying. Deeply coloured, the 2001 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60 per cent) and Merlot (40 per cent), matured in French oak casks (30 per cent new). It's a generous wine with vibrant plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours, fresh, ripe and finely balanced.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Cabernet Sauvignon has struggled to succeed in Marlborough, but Nautilus is keeping the flag flying. Deeply coloured, the 1999 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (64 per cent) and Merlot (36 per cent), matured in French and American oak casks. It's a generous, distinctly cool-climate style of Cabernet Merlot, fresh and crisp, with green leaf aromas, very good depth of blackcurrant, herbal and plum flavours, oak complexity and plenty of body.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Cabernet Sauvignon struggles to perform well in Marlborough, but Nautilus is keeping the flag flying. The 1997 vintage is a concentrated and firmly structured red, although not free of the herbaceousness typical of the region's Cabernets. A 3:1 blend, grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys and matured for 15 months in French and American oak casks (30 per cent new), it is deeply coloured, with a slightly leafy nose. Still fresh and vibrantly fruity, it offers plenty of tight, blackcurrant and black-pepper flavour and chewy tannins in a complex style, worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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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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