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Ngatarawa Alwyn Reserve Noble Harvest Riesling

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Ngatarawa Alwyn Reserve Noble Harvest Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Botrytis plays a huge part in this wine,' says Hawke's Bay winemaker Alwyn Corban. The estate-grown 2002 vintage, made from bunches that had more than 80 per cent of their berries raisined by botrytis, was hand-harvested at 43.5 brix and fermented and matured for eight months in seasoned French oak barriques. Amber-green, with rich honey and apricot aromas, to which the oak adds complexity, it's an abundantly sweet wine (189 grams/litre of sugar), full-bodied and very concentrated, with high acidity giving a slightly tart finish.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Alwyn Corban is extremely proud of this Hawke's Bay wine, so he put his name on it. And why not? The 2000 vintage the first since 1994, was estate-grown, hand-harvested at over 40 brix and fermented and matured for eight months in French oak barriques. Deep gold, with a streak of green, it has a richly scented, complex bouquet. The palate is very weighty (13 per cent alcohol) and concentrated, with strong apricot and honey characters, abundant sweetness (170 grams/litre of sugar) and an almost treacly intensity. Still developing, it's a powerful, complex wine, sure to be long-lived.
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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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