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Peninsula Estate Cabernet Merlot

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Peninsula Estate Cabernet Merlot

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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
This Waiheke winery produces robust, firmly structured reds. Less opulent than the island's most famous wines, its fruit characters are slightly less lush, ripe and sweet, but it is still powerful and complex, with the proven ability to mature well. The 1997 a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60 per cent), Merlot (30 per cent), Cabernet Franc (6 per cent) and Malbec (4 per cent), French oak-aged for a year - is a forward vintage with full colour and a slightly leafy bouquet. The palate is chewy and tannic, spicy, nutty and flavoursome, with considerable concentration and complexity
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
This small Waiheke Island winery produces strapping, tautly structured reds that cry out for cellaring. The dark, muscular, flavour-packed and tannic 1993 vintage proved the potential The '94 possesses a deep, bright colour and very tight-knit palate - gutsy, with an impressive concentration of ripe blackcurrant/spice flavours, strong oak influence and grippy tannins. A huge wine with masses of fruit; open 1998 onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
This small Waiheke Island winery produces strapping, tautly structured reds that cry out for cellaring. The dark, muscular, flavour-packed and tannic 1993 vintage proved the potential The '94 possesses a deep, bright colour and very tight-knit palate - gutsy, with an impressive concentration of ripe blackcurrant/spice flavours, strong oak influence and grippy tannins. A huge wine with masses of fruit; open 1998 onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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