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Te Awa Farm Longlands Chardonnay

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Te Awa Farm Longlands Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Estate-grown in the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke's Bay, this is typically a moderately complex wine, full-flavoured and rounded. The 2003 vintage was fermented and lees-aged for 10 months in French and American oak casks (15 per cent new). A tight, youthful wine, it's crisp, vibrant and lemony, with slightly nutty, mealy characters and a firm acid spine.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Estate-grown in the Gimblett Road/Roys Hill area of Hawke's Bay, this is typically a fresh and harmonious, moderately complex wine, full-flavoured and rounded. The 2002 vintage is a fresh, vibrant, fruit-driven style, fermented and lees-aged for seven months in French and American oak casks. It's a satisfyingly full-bodied wine with ripe citrus and tropical-fruit aromas, with a subtle backdrop of oak, rich flavours of peach, fig and lemon, a hint of butterscotch and crisp finish. Delicious already.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Estate-grown in the Gimblett Road/Roys Hill area of Hawke's Bay, this is typically a fresh and harmonious, moderately complex wine, full-flavoured and rounded. The 2000 vintage is classy. Fermented and matured for nine months in French and American oak casks (10 per cent new), it's vibrant and zingy, with ripe stone-fruit flavours, biscuity oak adding richness and a slightly buttery, lingering finish.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Estate-grown in the Gimblett Road/Roy's Hill area of Hawke's Bay, this is typically a fresh and harmonious, moderately complex wine, full-flavoured and rounded. The creamy, well-integrated 1998 vintage was half tank-fermented; half fermented in American and French oak casks (40 per cent new). Fleshy, ripe, citrusy and savoury, with good concentration and a smooth finish, it's a deliciously easy-drinking wine with a lot of character.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
The 1995 vintage of this subtle Hawke's Bay wine is a lean, flinty style with very elegant flavours emerging. Balanced for early consumption but capable of aging, the well-made '96 was estate-grown in the Gimblett Road/Roy's Hill district and 70 per cent fermented and matured for six months in French and American oak barriques. Made by Tony Bish and Jenny Dobson, it's a smooth-flowing wine with ripe fruit aromas, good depth of delicate, slightly buttery and nutty flavours and a well-rounded finish.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
The 1995 vintage of this subtle Hawke's Bay wine is a lean, flinty style with very elegant flavours emerging. Balanced for early consumption but capable of aging, the well-made '96 was estate-grown in the Gimblett Road/Roy's Hill district and 70 per cent fermented and matured for six months in French and American oak barriques. Made by Tony Bish and Jenny Dobson, it's a smooth-flowing wine with ripe fruit aromas, good depth of delicate, slightly buttery and nutty flavours and a well-rounded finish.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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