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Opihi Riesling

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Opihi Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
The 2005 vintage is a slightly sweet style (8 grams/litre of residual sugar), grown in inland South Cantetbury. Pale lemon/green, it is limey and lively, with crisp, appley, green-edged flavours, showing good vigour. (The lemon-scented, toasty and steely 2001 vintage, opened in 2007, was maturing well.)
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The youthful, green-tinged 2002 vintage was grown near Pleasant Point, 30 km inland from Timaru in South Canterbury. Scented, with a sliver of sweetness amid its crisp, lively lemon/lime flavours, it's a distinctly cool-climate style, with good delicacy and depth. Sharply priced, it's worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2001 vintage was made from very low-cropped (four tonnes/hectare) vines near Pleasant Point, inland from Timaru in South Canterbury. Showing good, cool-climate 'lift', it's a slightly sweet style with underlying acidity and satisfying depth of ripe, lemony flavours.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Grown in South Canterbury, the 1998 vintage is a rather Mosel-like wine. Pale straw with green tints, with a floral, slightly honied bouquet, it's a medium style with crisp, appley, limey, slightly minerally flavours of good depth. A stylish wine, worth cellaring.
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