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Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling

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Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
This wine typically matures well. The 2010 is medium-bodied (12.5 per cent alcohol), fresh and crisp, with slightly sweet, lemony, spicy flavours, but lacks the richness of top past vintages.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
In top vintages, this is a beautifully scented wine with intense, slightly sweet flavours and a racy finish. It is made from mature vines on the Martinborough Terrace and matures well for five to eight years; sometimes longer. The 2007 is fresh and finely poised (7 grams/litre of residual sugar), with citrusy, minerally flavours showing good balance, spine and intensity.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
In top vintages, this is a beautifully scented wine with intense, slightly sweet flavours and a racy finish. It is made from mature (up to 18-year-old) vines on the Martinborough Terrace. In a vertical tasting of the 2000-2004 vintages, held in early 2005, the star was the lovely, lemony, slaty, faintly honeyed 2001. The 2006 is a full-bodied, gently sweet style (7 grams/litre of residual sugar), citrusy, minerally, slightly honeyed and spicy, with a crisp finish.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings are typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet flavour and a racy finish. They are based on nine to 15-year-old vines on the Martinborough Terrace. In a vertical tasting of the 2000-04 vintages, held in early 2005, the star was the lovely lemony, slatey, faintly honeyed 2001. The light lemon/green 2004 vintage has come together quickly. Fresh and ripely scented, with strong passionfruit and slight honey flavours and a sliver of sweetness (6.8 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's already drinking well.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings are typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet flavour and a racy finish. They are based on nine to 15-year-old vines on the Martinborough Terrace. In a vertical tasting of the 2000-04 vintages, held in early 2005, the star was the lovely lemony, slatey, faintly honeyed 2001. The light lemon/green 2004 vintage has come together quickly. Fresh and ripely scented, with strong passionfruit and slight honey flavours and a sliver of sweetness (6.8 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's already drinking well.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings arc typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet lemon and lime flavours and a long, racy finish. Top vintages mature well, for up to a decade. The 2001 is beautifully scented, with a rich and balanced palate showing ripe lemon and lime characters, spot-on sugar-acid balance and excellent complexity and concentration. The very easy-drinking 2002 vintage is highly fragrant, with fullness of body (13 per cent alcohol) and loads of fresh, vibrant flavour. A medium-dry style (seven grams/litre of sugar), it is weighty and rounded, with strong, ripe lemon/lime characters showing good intensity and vigour.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings arc typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet lemon and lime flavours and a long, racy finish. Top vintages mature well, for up to a decade. The 2001 is beautifully scented, with a rich and balanced palate showing ripe lemon and lime characters, spot-on sugar-acid balance and excellent complexity and concentration. The very easy-drinking 2002 vintage is highly fragrant, with fullness of body (13 per cent alcohol) and loads of fresh, vibrant flavour. A medium-dry style (seven grams/litre of sugar), it is weighty and rounded, with strong, ripe lemon/lime characters showing good intensity and vigour.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings are typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet lemon and lime flavours and a long, racy finish. "Flavour-wise, we want complexity, with lemon blossom, grapefruit and often honied notes," says Johnson. The wine matures well - the 1991,1994 and 1997 are all currently in great form. New Zealand Riesling doesn't come any better than the 1998. Light lemon-green, with strong, tropical/citrus aromas, it's a big, ripe-tasting wine with good acid spine and extremely concentrated flavour, tight, dryish and long. Intense, lively wine, it's built to last, but already offers great pleasure. The 1999 is full-bodied and tight, with a strong surge of lemon/lime flavours cut with fresh acidity in a typically powerful and punchy style.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings are typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet lemon and lime flavours and a long, racy finish. "Flavour-wise, we want complexity, with lemon blossom, grapefruit and often honied notes," says Johnson. The wine matures well - the 1991,1994 and 1997 are all currently in great form. New Zealand Riesling doesn't come any better than the 1998. Light lemon-green, with strong, tropical/citrus aromas, it's a big, ripe-tasting wine with good acid spine and extremely concentrated flavour, tight, dryish and long. Intense, lively wine, it's built to last, but already offers great pleasure. The 1999 is full-bodied and tight, with a strong surge of lemon/lime flavours cut with fresh acidity in a typically powerful and punchy style.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings are typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet lemon and lime flavours and a long, racy finish. "Flavour-wise, we want complexity, with lemon blossom, grapefruit and often honied notes," says Johnson. The wine matures well - the 1991, 1994 and 1997 are all currently in great form. New Zealand Riesling doesn't come any better than the 1998. Light lemon-green, with strong, tropical/citrus aromas, it's a big, ripe-tasting wine with good acid spine and extremely concentrated flavour, tight, dryish and long. Intense, lively wine, it's built to last, but already offers great pleasure. The 1999 is full-bodied and tight, with a strong surge of lemon/lime flavours cut with fresh acidity in a typically powerful and punchy style.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
Allan Johnson's Rieslings are typically beautifully scented, with intense, slightly sweet lemon and lime flavours and a long, racy finish. "Flavour-wise, we want complexity, with lemon blossom, grapefruit and often honied notes," says Johnson. The wine matures well - the 1991, 1994 and 1997 are all currently in great form. New Zealand Riesling doesn't come any better than the 1998. Light lemon-green, with strong, tropical/citrus aromas, it's a big, ripe-tasting wine with good acid spine and extremely concentrated flavour, tight, dryish and long. Intense, lively wine, it's built to last, but already offers great pleasure. The 1999 is full-bodied and tight, with a strong surge of lemon/lime flavours cut with fresh acidity in a typically powerful and punchy style.
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