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Stone Vine Marlborough Riesling

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Stone Vine Marlborough Riesling

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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
Of Corbans' four-label range of Stoneleigh Vineyard Marlborough wines, in quality terms this is the greatest success. Deliciously fragrant and full-flavoured in their youth, the wines mature gracefully for a decade, perhaps longer. The '95 is a characterful wine from a wet vintage. Light yellow, with a slightly toasty bouquet, it reveals an emerging hint of honey and lots of strongly citrusy, crisp, slightly sweet, vigorous flavour . It's a forward style, already drinking well. The '96, the first vintage to drop the word Rhine from the label, is an extremely classy wine - and a royal bargain. The bouquet is fresh and intense, with classic lemon, lime and honey aromas. Still a baby, it's a beautifully balanced medium style with tense, youthful acidity and very stylish lemon/lime flavours, rich and long. It's all there for great drinking 1999 onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Of Corbans' four-label range of Stoneleigh Vineyard Marlborough wines, in quality terms this is the greatest success. Deliciously fragrant and full-flavoured in their youth, the wines mature gracefully for a decade, perhaps longer. The '95 is a characterful wine from a wet vintage. Light yellow, with a slightly toasty bouquet, it reveals an emerging hint of honey and lots of strongly citrusy, crisp, slightly sweet, vigorous flavour . It's a forward style, already drinking well. The '96, the first vintage to drop the word Rhine from the label, is an extremely classy wine - and a royal bargain. The bouquet is fresh and intense, with classic lemon, lime and honey aromas. Still a baby, it's a beautifully balanced medium style with tense, youthful acidity and very stylish lemon/lime flavours, rich and long. It's all there for great drinking 1999 onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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