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Omaka Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Omaka Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
This wine has fresh, grassy aromas in a traditional style of Marlborough Sauvignon, zesty and strongly herbaceous. The 2011 vintage is crisp and dryish, (5 grams/litre of residual sugar), with fresh melon and green-capsicum flavours, light and lively.
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
This wine has fresh, direct, grassy aromas in a traditional style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, zesty and strongly herbaceous. It is one of the region's sweetest Sauvignon Blancs - the 2008 vintage has 8.2 grams per litre of residual sugar. The 2008 is crisp and vibrantly fruity, with gooseberry/lime flavours and racy acidity.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Based on grapes harvested at 23 brix from young vines, the 2006 vintage is a rarer wine (1500 cases) than its stablemate below (20,000 cases). A blend of Sauvignon Blanc (93.5 per cent) and Semillon (6.5 per cent), it is very punchy, with fresh, vibrant melon and green-capsicum flavours, showing excellent intensity, and a distinct splash of sweetness (7.4 grams/litre of residual sugar), balanced by racy acidity.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This wine, which includes 10 per cent Semillon, typically has fresh, direct, grassy aromas in a traditional style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with zesty, strongly herbaceous flavours. The 2004 vintage is fresh, limey and crisp, with a slightly sweet (5. 3 grams/litre of residual sugar), tangy finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The 2000 and subsequent vintages have seen a big jump in quality. The 2002 is fresh, punchy and zingy, with a sliver of sweetness (5.5 grams/litre of sugar) amid its crisp, forthright melon/capsicum flavours. The 2003 which includes 10 per cent Semillon, has fresh, direct, grassy aromas in a traditional style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with incisive, zesty, strongly herbaceous flavours
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
In the mid to late 1990s this was often plain, but the 2000 and subsequent vintages have seen a big jump in quality. The 2002 is fresh, punchy and zingy, with a sliver of sweetness (5.5 grams/litre of sugar) amid its crisp, forthright melon/capsicum flavours
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Apart from the lovely 1994 vintage and the strong, ripe, tropical fruit-flavoured 1998 (irtrtrk), this label has generally disappointed. Pale lemon/green, the 1999 is lean and crisp, with green apple characters that lack real fragrance and freshness.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Between the lovely debut 1994 vintage and the 1998 this label was generally disappointing, the wines lacking richness and charm. The 1998 vintage is a return to good form. A powerful wine with 12 per cent Semillon in the blend, it offers strong, ripe tropical fruit flavours, mouthfilling body and fresh, lively acidity.
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Michael Cooper says
This distinctive wine is made in a slightly sweet style (9.1 grams/litre of residual sugar in 2007). It typically offers melon and green-capsicum flavours, fresh and crisp, with good intensity.
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