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Ngatarawa Alwyn Merlot Cabernet

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Ngatarawa Alwyn Merlot Cabernet

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
Grown in Hawke's Bay, the highly impressive 2009 vintage is a blend of Merlot (76 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (24 per cent), grown in The Triangle (60 per cent) and the Gimblett Gravels (40 per cent), and matured in French oak barriques (37 per cent new). Dark and youthful in colour, it is lush and finely poised, with dense blackcurrant and plum flavours, hints of herbs and nuts, and film tannins beneath. Best cellared until 2014+.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Grown in Hawke's Bay, the 2007 vintage is a blend of Merlot (80 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20 per cent), matured for 16 months in French oak barriques. Deeply coloured, it has sweet-fruit delights, with highly concentrated plum, blackcurrant and slight herb flavours, buried tannins, and the power and structure to flourish for a decade.
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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
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The dark, rich 2000 is a real fruit bomb, bursting with blackcurrant, plum and mint characters, and developing real complexity with age. Still youthful, the 2002 vintage is a blend of 80 per cent Merlot and 20 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, matured for 18 months in new French oak barriques. Deeply coloured, rich and smooth, it's a generous, spicy, plummy and slightly herbaceous wine with leathery, nutty complexities and a firm finish.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple showing slight signs of development; the bouquet is off on its own, with a mix of savoury, sweet leather, herb and spice aromas; the palate opens with lovely chocolatey, savoury fruit, finishing with soft, fine tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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