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Ngatarawa Glazebrook Noble Harvest Riesling

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Ngatarawa Glazebrook Noble Harvest Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Typically a richly botrytised, honey-sweet wine, concentrated and treacly. The grapes are estate-grown at the Ngatarawa winery in Hawke's Bay, in a block in front of the winery specially dedicated to the production of nobly rotten grapes. The deep gold 2002 vintage was late-harvested at 41.5 brix, but unlike its Alwyn stablemate (above), not cask-aged. It's a full-on, rampantly botrytised style with 155 grams per litre of residual sugar, richly honeyed aromas and flavours and firm acid spine.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Amber-hued, with a heady, intensely honeyish fragrance, this is typically a highly refined, richly botrytised, honey-sweet wine, strikingly concentrated and treacly. The grapes are estate-grown at the Ngatarawa winery in Hawke's Bay, in a block in front of the winery specially dedicated to the production of nobly rotten grapes. The amber-tinted 2000 vintage late-harvested at an average of 38 brix, is powerful, mouthfilling and oily, with lush, highly concentrated, apricot-like characters and good sugar/acid balance (192 grams/litre of sugar). It's a full-on, rampantly botrytised style.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Amber-hued, with a heady, intensely honeyish fragrance, this is typically a highly refined, richly botryrised, honey-sweet wine, strikingly concentrated and treacly. The grapes are estate-grown at the Ngatarawa winery in Hawke's Bay, in a block in front of the winery specially dedicated to the production of nobly rotten grapes, and the fermentation is arrested when the wine has about 120 grams/litre of sugar remaining. The 1996 vintage late-harvested at a soaring 38 brix, is a beauty. Deep gold, with a soaring, treacly bouquet, it's a gorgeously concentrated wine with honey-sweet flavours, oily and rich, and a very long and powerful finish. Harvested at 43 brix, the 1997 is deep gold, with very intense apricot/honey flavours Threaded with fresh acidity. Weighty, lush and oily, with a powerful Botrytis influence, it's still a baby; open 2000+,
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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