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Saint Clair Estate Marlborough Riesling

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Saint Clair Estate Marlborough Riesling

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WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr 2012
Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Typically an attractive, finely balanced wine. The 2010 vintage, a medium-dry style (10 grams/litre of residual sugar), was grown mostly in the Omaka and upper Wairau valleys, with some Awatere Valley fruit. Crafted for easy, satisfying drinking, it has good body and depth of citrusy, appley flavours, with gentle sweetness and lively acidity. Very fresh and vibrant, it's worth cellaring
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
This is typically a good wine, priced right. The 2007 vintage is a scented, zingy, slightly sweet style with refreshingly crisp and punchy, lemony, limey flavours. It needs time; open mid 2008+.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This is typically a good wine, priced right. The 2004 vintage is a slightly sweet style (10 grams/ litre of residual sugar) with plenty of lemony, limey flavour, woven with fresh acidity.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
This is typically a delicious wine, priced sharply. The 2002 vintage has a fragrant, ripe, slightly honeyed bouquet, forward in its appeal, it's a gently sweet style with ripe lemon/lime flavours, showing very good depth, and lots of character.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
This is typically a delicious wine, priced sharply. The 2001 vintage is a juicy, full-bodied style, slightly sweet (12 grams/litre of sugar) and flavoursome, with lemon/citrus fruit characters and crisp, lively acidity.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; the bouquet is fragrant and intense, with citrus aromas running into the tropical end. A full-on wine in a complex spatlese style, with lots of tropical/citrus fruit to carry the sweetness, helped by balanced acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light yellow-green; the bouquet has rich lime fruit with hints of pineapple yet paradoxically seems quite fine. The palate has abundant total flavour, and carries its 16 grams per litre of residual sugar surprisingly well.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
86
Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This is typically a delicious wine, priced sharply. Forward in its appeal, the 1998 vintage is a slightly sweet style with a scented, slightly honeyish bouquet. Mouthfilling and ripely flavoured, with firm acid backbone and a fairly rich finish, it offers good drinking now onwards.
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James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is slightly subdued, clean, but not showing a lot of fruit. However, the palate is very different, with powerful tropical/lime flavours, with hints of honey and spice, and the botrytis influence evident but contributing to the complexity of the wine. The residual sugar is well balanced by acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
84
Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
The '95 is very impressive for the vintage. Grown by Neal Ibbotson and made by Kim Crawford, it is full and freshly aromatic, with a harmonious balance of fruit, fractional sweetness and acidity, and lots of passionfruit/lemon flavour, ripe and zesty. The '96 is a notably ripe style: my sample bottle was wrapped in wallpaper with a brick design, to underline the high brix (sugar content) of the grapes! Packed with rich tropical-fruit characters in an intense, lush style harbouring an abundance of sweetness (28 grams/litre), it's a delicious mouthful, for drinking anytime from now onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
The '95 is very impressive for the vintage. Grown by Neal Ibbotson and made by Kim Crawford, it is full and freshly aromatic, with a harmonious balance of fruit, fractional sweetness and acidity, and lots of passionfruit/lemon flavour, ripe and zesty. The '96 is a notably ripe style: my sample bottle was wrapped in wallpaper with a brick design, to underline the high brix (sugar content) of the grapes! Packed with rich tropical-fruit characters in an intense, lush style harbouring an abundance of sweetness (28 grams/litre), it's a delicious mouthful, for drinking anytime from now onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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