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Shingle Peak Marlborough Pinot Gris

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Shingle Peak Marlborough Pinot Gris

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage is a great buy. Full-bodied, it is creamy-textured, with peachy, slightly spicy flavours in the Alsace style, showing excellent depth and harmony. The 2011 offers easy drinking, with fresh peach, pear and spice flavours, slightly creamy and smooth.
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage is a great buy. Full-bodied, it is creamy-textured, with peachy, slightly spicy flavours in the Alsace style, showing excellent depth and harmony. The 2011 offers easy drinking, with fresh peach, pear and spice flavours, slightly creamy and smooth.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
The 2004 vintage from Matua Valley is a full-bodied (14 per cent alcohol), dryish wine (6 grams/ litre of residual sugar), handled entirely in tanks. It shows clear-cut varietal character, with good depth of lemon, pear and spice flavours, crisp and refreshing.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Balanced for easy drinking, the 2002 vintage from Matua Valley was 50 per cent handled in tanks; the rest was fermented or matured in oak barrels. It's a mouthfilling, lemony, appley wine with slight sweetness and good texture, with some creamy, lees-aging influence adding complexity.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Balanced for easy drinking, the 2001 vintage was half handled in tanks; the rest was fermented and aged for eight months in old oak barrels. Smooth, lemony and spicy, it's a slightly sweet style with moderate varietal personality and lees-aging characters adding depth.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1997 vintage was clearly the best Pinot Gris buy on the market, and the 1998 is also a bargain. Made by Matua Valley, it's a big, powerful wine, 20 per cent barrel-fermented. Bright, light yellow/green, it offers strong, well-ripened flavours of exotic fruits and spice, with an almost imperceptible sliver of sweetness adding an easy-drinking appeal. Worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
The 1997 vintage was clearly the best Pinot Gris buy on the market, and the 1998 is also a bargain. Made by Matua Valley, it's a big, powerful wine, 20 per cent barrel-fermented. Bright, light yellow/green, it offers strong, well-ripened flavours of exotic fruits and spice, with an almost imperceptible sliver of sweetness adding an easy-drinking appeal. Worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Matua Valley's 1995 vintage was an auspicious debut - a weighty, partly barrel-fermented, off-dry wine with good extract (stuffing) and impressive depth of flinty, spicy flavour, firm and long. The partly oak-aged '96 is also an attractive wine, although some of the richer characters of Pinot Gris elude it. Pale lemon-green in hue, with a fresh, floral fragrance, it's citrusy, slightly spicy and crisp, with a touch of tannin often found in Pinot Gris, a fractionally off-dry finish and good weight Not yet the great Marlborough Pinot Gris, but a very decent wine, priced right.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Matua Valley's 1995 vintage was an auspicious debut - a weighty, partly barrel-fermented, off-dry wine with good extract (stuffing) and impressive depth of flinty, spicy flavour, firm and long. The partly oak-aged '96 is also an attractive wine, although some of the richer characters of Pinot Gris elude it. Pale lemon-green in hue, with a fresh, floral fragrance, it's citrusy, slightly spicy and crisp, with a touch of tannin often found in Pinot Gris, a fractionally off-dry finish and good weight Not yet the great Marlborough Pinot Gris, but a very decent wine, priced right.
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