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Nobilo Poverty Bay Chardonnay

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Nobilo Poverty Bay Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Top vintages are deliciously weighty, harmonious and well-rounded. French and American oak-aged, the fleshy, beautifully harmonious 2002 was a wonderful bargain and the Best Buy of the Year in the 2004 Buyer's Guide. From a difficult growing season, the 2003 is less fragrant, rich and ripe but still enjoyable, with citrusy, pineappley, slightly toasty flavours and a smooth finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Top vintages are deliciously weighty, harmonious and well-rounded. French and American oak-aged, the fleshy, beautifully harmonious 2002 was a wonderful bargain and the Best Buy of the Year in the 2004 Buyer's Guide. From a difficult growing season, the 2003 is less fragrant, rich and ripe but still enjoyable, with citrusy, pineappley, slightly toasty flavours and a smooth finish.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Top vintages are deliciously weighty, harmonious and well-rounded. French and American oak-aged, the 2002 is a freshly scented, peachy, citrusy Gisborne wine with finely balanced oak and acidity and strong, ripe-fruit flavours. Fleshy and slightly buttery, with lovely overall harmony, it's a wonderful bargain at $15.95 and the Best Buy of the Year (see page 11).
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The charming 1999 vintage was a great buy - deliciously soft, weighty and harmonious. The 2000 was partly fermented in seasoned French and American oak barriques and given a full malolactic fermentation. Fragrant and smooth, with good depth of citrusy, peachy flavours, slightly toasty and creamy, it's a very easy-drinking style. The 2001 vintage reflects the very challenging season. Light yellow, with a slightly honeyed bouquet, it's a pleasant, fruity wine, but lacks the richness of the 1999 and (to a lesser extent) 2000.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The charming 1999 vintage was a great buy - deliciously soft, weighty and harmonious. The 2000 was partly fermented in seasoned French and American oak barriques and given a full malolactic fermentation. Fragrant and smooth, with good depth of citrusy, peachy flavours, slightly toasty and creamy, it's a very easy-drinking style. The 2001 vintage reflects the very challenging season. Light yellow, with a slightly honeyed bouquet, it's a pleasant, fruity wine, but lacks the richness of the 1999 and (to a lesser extent) 2000.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The charming 1999 vintage was a great buy - deliciously soft, weighty and harmonious. The 2000 was partly fermented in seasoned French and American oak barriques and given a full malolactic fermentation. Fragrant and smooth, with good depth of citrusy, peachy flavours, slightly toasty and creamy, it's a very easy-drinking style. The 2001 vintage reflects the very challenging season. Light yellow, with a slightly honeyed bouquet, it's a pleasant, fruity wine, but lacks the richness of the 1999 and (to a lesser extent) 2000.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
A no-fuss, low-priced wine succinctly described by the winery as "Cold fermented in stainless steel. Bottled early. Best drunk young." The 1998 vintage is one of the best unoaked Chardonnays around, offering delicious drinking. Gisborne-grown, with fresh, ripe tropical fruit aromas, it possesses good weight and depth of flavour, with appetising acidity and a smooth finish.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
A no-fuss, low-priced wine succinctly described by the winery as "Cold fermented in stainless steeL Bottled early. Best drunk young. " The 1995 vintage is an excellent example of unoaked Chardonnay. Grown in Gisborne, it is a surprisingly satisfying wine, full-bodied, with Light yellow colour, good depth of fresh, citrusy flavour and a finely balanced, long finish. Great value.
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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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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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