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Te Awa Farm Frontier Chardonnay

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Te Awa Farm Frontier Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 1996, 1998 and 2000 vintages of this Hawke's Bay wine were all notably classy. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels district and fermented and lees-aged for a year in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it displays intense grapefruit and nut characters, with excellent weight, texture and harmony. The yellow-hued 2001 vintage is more developed than the 2000 at a similar age, but complex, with very concentrated, peachy, mealy flavours, a distinct streak of minerality and good acid spine.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The 1996 and 1998 vintages of this Hawke's Bay wine were very classy, and the 2000 vintage is equally memorable. Fermented and lees-aged for a year in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it is a generous, complex, beautifully crafted wine with lovely fruit/oak balance. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels district, it shows intense grapefruit and nut characters, with excellent weight, texture and harmony.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
The powerful, beautifully structured 1996 and 1998 vintages of this Hawke's Bay wine are very classy. Highly refined and complex, the 1998 was whole-bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barriques (40 per cent new), with regular lees-stirring during its 11 months in wood. Mouthfilling, mealy and nutty, with bready, yeasty characters, a hint of butterscotch and a crisp, persistent finish, it shows sympathetic use of good oak and a rich, creamy mouthfeel.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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