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Nga Waka Pinot Noir

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Nga Waka Pinot Noir

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Typically a graceful Martinborough red, very scented and supple. Delicious now, the 2002 vintage was harvested from low-cropping vines (4. 25 tonnes/hectare) at 24. 9 to 25. 4 brix, matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (one-third new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Charmingly fragrant and supple, it's a forward wine with gentle tannins, sweet fruit delights and a lot more depth of cherryish, plummy, silky-smooth flavour than its light colour suggests.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage of this Martinborough red, matured in French oak casks (33 percent new), is fragrant and supple, with ripe cherryish, plummy, spicy flavours, oak complexity and gentle tannins. The 2001 vintage has fragrant, red berry aromas leading into a moderately concentrated palate with ripe cherry/plum flavours, vibrant and well-rounded. It's an elegant wine, forward in its appeal.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The 2000 vintage of this Martinborough red, matured in French oak casks (33 percent new), is fragrant and supple, with ripe cherryish, plummy, spicy flavours, oak complexity and gentle tannins. The 2001 vintage has fragrant, red berry aromas leading into a moderately concentrated palate with ripe cherry/plum flavours, vibrant and well-rounded. It's an elegant wine, forward in its appeal.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The 1999 vintage of this Martinborough red is a definite step up from the debut 1998 a vibrantly fruity wine with good weight, strong, ripe, plummy flavours and moderate complexity. The '99, matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (40 per cent new) and honied without filtering, shows deep colour and a rich, cherryish fragrance. Mouthfilling and warm, it possesses sweet, ripe plum and cherry characters, savoury, spicy complexities and smooth tannins. Delicious young, it's also well worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage of this rare Martinborough red (only 75 cases were made) was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques, of which a third (one barrel) was new. It's a fresh, vibrantly fruity wine with full, bright colour, good weight and strong, ripe, plummy flavours. In its youth, it only shows moderate complexity, but that may come with time, and the wine shows definite development potential. A promising debut.
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