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Riverside Reserve Chardonnay

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Riverside Reserve Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
This small Dartmoor Valley's 1995 Reserve Chardonnay has a shy bouquet but quite good depth of lemony, nutty, slightly mealy flavour. The '96 is clearly superior. Fermented and matured for eight months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it's not highly concentrated but still very attractive, with a toasty fragrance, good weight, ripe grapefruit/lemon flavours with some mealy, buttery complexity and a crisp, well-balanced finish. Riverside's best Chardonnay yet.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
This small Dartmoor Valley's 1995 Reserve Chardonnay has a shy bouquet but quite good depth of lemony, nutty, slightly mealy flavour. The '96 is clearly superior. Fermented and matured for eight months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it's not highly concentrated but still very attractive, with a toasty fragrance, good weight, ripe grapefruit/lemon flavours with some mealy, buttery complexity and a crisp, well-balanced finish. Riverside's best Chardonnay yet.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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