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Spy Valley Envoy Marlborough Riesling

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Spy Valley Envoy Marlborough Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
The 2008 was hand-picked and partly barrel-fermented. Beautifully scented, it is light (9 per cent alcohol) and gently sweet (79 grams/litre of residual sugar). Finely poised, in a very Germanic style, it shows lovely delicacy and intensity of lemony, limey flavours, a minerally streak, fresh acidity and great harmony, complexity and length. The 2010 vintage is bright, light lemon/green, with a richly botrytised bouquet. It's an elegant sweet wine with citrusy, honeyed flavours, a hint of marmalade, and strong, drink-young appeal.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2008 was hand-picked and partly barrel-fermented. Beautifully scented, it is light (9 per cent alcohol) and gently sweet (79 grams/litre of residual sugar). Finely poised, in a very Germanic style, it shows lovely delicacy and intensity of lemony, limey flavours, a minerally streak, fresh acidity and great harmony, complexity and length. The 2010 vintage is bright, light lemon/green, with a richly botrytised bouquet. It's an elegant sweet wine with citrusy, honeyed flavours, a hint of marmalade, and strong, drink-young appeal.
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
Still youthful, the 2005 vintage was hand-harvested at 22.6 brix from mature vines in the company's Johnson Estate, in the lower Waihopai Valley, and lees-aged for six months in tanks. Light lemon/green, it is very scented and punchy, with intense grapefruit and lime flavours, firm acid spine, a splash of sweetness (16 grams/litre of residual sugar), and bottle-aged, toasty notes just starting to emerge.
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