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Stonyridge Larose Cabernet Sauvignon

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Stonyridge Larose Cabernet Sauvignon

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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
A stuning Waiheke Island wine, packed with rich, spicy, minty fruit flavours and powerful oak. It is sold largely on an "en primeur" basis, whereby the customers, In return for paying for their wine about nine months in advance of its delivery, secure a substantial price reduction. Nevertheless, the price has doubled between the 1990 (released at $26) and the 1996 vintage ($52), reflecting the wine's quality and scarcity, and strong demand. Tasted in the past year the '89 is majestic showing great intensity and structure- the '91 is still developing but less intense and complex than the '89. The magical 1993 bursts with sweet-tasting. blackcurrant and plum evoking flavours with a suppleness of tannins that gives it amazing drinkability. The '94, from a lower-cropping vingate, is a massive, tannic, very serious and powerful red, for drinking beyond 2000. The '95, from a wet vintage, is a lighter and, in its youth, more approachable wine than the magnificent '94, but still classy, with rich colour and concentrated, ripe blackcurrant/plum flavours _-rapped in quantity oak finishing long and firm. The 1996 vintage is a blend of 56 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon 19 per cent Merlot 12 per cent each of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, and a splash of Petit Verdot. Tighter than the 93, a bit tighter than the 94, it boasts a deep, inky colour, fragrant bouquet bursting with berry and mint aromas, and an exuberantly fruity palate that needs several years cellaring to reveal its full power and richness.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
A stuning Waiheke Island wine, packed with rich, spicy, minty fruit flavours and powerful oak. It is sold largely on an "en primeur" basis, whereby the customers, In return for paying for their wine about nine months in advance of its delivery, secure a substantial price reduction. Nevertheless, the price has doubled between the 1990 (released at $26) and the 1996 vintage ($52), reflecting the wine's quality and scarcity, and strong demand. Tasted in the past year the '89 is majestic showing great intensity and structure- the '91 is still developing but less intense and complex than the '89. The magical 1993 bursts with sweet-tasting. blackcurrant and plum evoking flavours with a suppleness of tannins that gives it amazing drinkability. The '94, from a lower-cropping vingate, is a massive, tannic, very serious and powerful red, for drinking beyond 2000. The '95, from a wet vintage, is a lighter and, in its youth, more approachable wine than the magnificent '94, but still classy, with rich colour and concentrated, ripe blackcurrant/plum flavours _-rapped in quantity oak finishing long and firm. The 1996 vintage is a blend of 56 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon 19 per cent Merlot 12 per cent each of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, and a splash of Petit Verdot. Tighter than the 93, a bit tighter than the 94, it boasts a deep, inky colour, fragrant bouquet bursting with berry and mint aromas, and an exuberantly fruity palate that needs several years cellaring to reveal its full power and richness.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
A stuning Waiheke Island wine, packed with rich, spicy, minty fruit flavours and powerful oak. It is sold largely on an "en primeur" basis, whereby the customers, In return for paying for their wine about nine months in advance of its delivery, secure a substantial price reduction. Nevertheless, the price has doubled between the 1990 (released at $26) and the 1996 vintage ($52), reflecting the wine's quality and scarcity, and strong demand. Tasted in the past year the '89 is majestic showing great intensity and structure- the '91 is still developing but less intense and complex than the '89. The magical 1993 bursts with sweet-tasting. blackcurrant and plum evoking flavours with a suppleness of tannins that gives it amazing drinkability. The '94, from a lower-cropping vingate, is a massive, tannic, very serious and powerful red, for drinking beyond 2000. The '95, from a wet vintage, is a lighter and, in its youth, more approachable wine than the magnificent '94, but still classy, with rich colour and concentrated, ripe blackcurrant/plum flavours-rapped in quantity oak finishing long and firm. The 1996 vintage is a blend of 56 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon 19 per cent Merlot 12 per cent each of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, and a splash of Petit Verdot. Tighter than the 93, a bit tighter than the 94, it boasts a deep, inky colour, fragrant bouquet bursting with berry and mint aromas, and an exuberantly fruity palate that needs several years cellaring to reveal its full power and richness.
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
A stuning Waiheke Island wine, packed with rich, spicy, minty fruit flavours and powerful oak. It is sold largely on an "en primeur" basis, whereby the customers, In return for paying for their wine about nine months in advance of its delivery, secure a substantial price reduction. Nevertheless, the price has doubled between the 1990 (released at $26) and the 1996 vintage ($52), reflecting the wine's quality and scarcity, and strong demand. Tasted in the past year the '89 is majestic showing great intensity and structure- the '91 is still developing but less intense and complex than the '89. The magical 1993 bursts with sweet-tasting. blackcurrant and plum evoking flavours with a suppleness of tannins that gives it amazing drinkability. The '94, from a lower-cropping vingate, is a massive, tannic, very serious and powerful red, for drinking beyond 2000. The '95, from a wet vintage, is a lighter and, in its youth, more approachable wine than the magnificent '94, but still classy, with rich colour and concentrated, ripe blackcurrant/plum flavours _-rapped in quantity oak finishing long and firm. The 1996 vintage is a blend of 56 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon 19 per cent Merlot 12 per cent each of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, and a splash of Petit Verdot. Tighter than the 93, a bit tighter than the 94, it boasts a deep, inky colour, fragrant bouquet bursting with berry and mint aromas, and an exuberantly fruity palate that needs several years cellaring to reveal its full power and richness.
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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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