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Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Chardonnay

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Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
At its best, this is an excellent wine and never less than enjoyable. It's a drink-young, fruit-driven style rather than a complex style for cellaring. The 2004 vintage has ripe, slightly honeyed, tropical-fruit aromas and flavours in a very smooth-flowing style.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
At its best, this is an excellent wine and never less than enjoyable. It's a drink-young, fruit-driven style rather than a complex style for cellaring. The 2001 vintage was grown in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay and given 'some' barrel fermentation, lees-stirring and malolactic fermentation. Fresh, with crisp, tangy flavours of lemons, apples and pears, a touch of biscuity oak and plenty of body, it's a good all-purpose Chardonnay, priced right. The 2002 grown mostly in Hawke's Bay, but including parcels of fruit from Gisborne and Marlborough,
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
At its best, this is an excellent wine and never less than enjoyable. It's a drink-young, fruit-driven style rather than a complex style for cellaring. A slightly less soft, higher-acid style than usual, the 2001 vintage was grown in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay and given 'some' barrel fermentation, lees-stirring and malolactic fermentation. Fresh, with crisp, tangy flavours of lemons, apples and pears, a touch of biscuity oak and plenty of body, it's a good all-purpose Chardonnay, priced right.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
At its best (as from the 1996 vintage) this is an excellent wine, and is never less than enjoyable. It's a drink-young, fruit-driven style rather than a complex style for cellaring. The 1998 is a lively, delicately wooded wine - 40 per cent was fermented and matured in French and American oak casks, one and two-year-old. It's a full-bodied, crisp wine with sweet, ripe fruit characters and very good depth of tropical/citrus characters.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
At its best (as from the 1996 vintage) this is an excellent wine, and is never less than enjoyable. It's a drink-young, fruit-driven style rather than a complex style for cellaring. The 1998 is a lively, delicately wooded wine - 40 per cent was fermented and matured in French and American oak casks, one and two-year-old. It's a full-bodied, crisp wine with sweet, ripe fruit characters and very good depth of tropical/citrus characters.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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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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