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Saint Clair Estate Marlborough Merlot

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Saint Clair Estate Marlborough Merlot

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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr 2012
Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Grown in the relatively warm Rapaura district and American oak-aged, the 2010 vintage is deeply coloured, fruity and smooth, with generous blackcurrant, herb and plum flavours, showing moderate complexity, and lots of drink-young charm. It's ready to roll
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Matured for five months in seasoned oak casks, the 2002 vintage is a fruit-driven, easy-drinking style, ruby-hued, with fresh, raspberryish, slightly leafy flavours and a very smooth finish.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
I can't agree with the back label description of the 2000 vintage as 'world class wine'. Fresh and simple, with crisp, berryish, green-edged flavours, it lacks real ripeness and concentration. The 2001was partly (50 per cent) matured for five months in seasoned oak casks. It's a deeply coloured wine, full-flavoured and firm, but lacks fragrance and finesse.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
I can't agree with the back label description of the 2000 vintage as 'world class wine'. Fresh and simple, with crisp, berryish, green-edged flavours, it lacks real ripeness and concentration. The 2001was partly (50 per cent) matured for five months in seasoned oak casks. It's a deeply coloured wine, full-flavoured and firm, but lacks fragrance and finesse.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Still developing, the 1999 vintage was grown in the Rapaura district and briefly oak-aged. It's lighter than the powerful 1998 but richly coloured, fruity and vibrant, with a restrained wood influence and pleasing depth of smooth, plummy, berryish, slightly minty flavour.
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Very good purple-red; the bouquet is quite intense, with sweet, juicy berry fruit aromas. The palate is fine and lively, with spicy savoury fruit, crisp acidity and just the barest flick of oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage is a fine example of big and fruity, soft and charming Merlot. Grown in the Rapaura district and briefly oak-aged, it's a mouthfilling, fresh red with bold, dark colour, good concentration of blackcurrant and plum flavours and a smooth finish.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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