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Riverside Stirling Reserve Merlot Cabernet

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Riverside Stirling Reserve Merlot Cabernet

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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
One of the best reds yet from this small Dartmoor Valley, Hawke's Bay winery, the 1998 vintage is full-coloured, with a cedary, spicy, perfumed bouquet. Smooth, with very good depth of plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours, sweet oak characters and balanced tannins, it's drinking well now. The 1999 is fullish in colour, mellow and smooth, with good depth of ripe, plummy, spicy flavour and some leathery, savoury touches emerging.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
One of the best reds yet from this small Dartmoor Valley, Hawke's Bay winery, the 1998 vintage is full-coloured, with a cedary, spicy, perfumed bouquet. Smooth, with very good depth of plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours, sweet oak characters and balanced tannins, it's drinking well now. The 1999 is fullish in colour, mellow and smooth, with good depth of ripe, plummy, spicy flavour and some leathery, savoury touches emerging.
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