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Rongopai Res. Te Kauwhata Chardonnay

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Rongopai Res. Te Kauwhata Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
The 1996 is a very solid wine, but not a memorable vintage of this label Based on "selected" grapes given "extended" wood maturation, it's not very fragrant, and lacks the fatness and lush fruit characters of such past successes as the '94. That said, it's still a weighty, ripely flavoured wine with some figgy, mealy richness, but it just doesn't "sing", at least not yet. Open 1998.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
The 1996 is a very solid wine, but not a memorable vintage of this label Based on "selected" grapes given "extended" wood maturation, it's not very fragrant, and lacks the fatness and lush fruit characters of such past successes as the '94. That said, it's still a weighty, ripely flavoured wine with some figgy, mealy richness, but it just doesn't "sing", at least not yet. Open 1998.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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