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Waipara West Riesling

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Waipara West Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
This North Canterbury wine is typically flinty and punchy. The 2004 vintage is tight and minerally, with green-apple and lime flavours showing good intensity and a steely, long finish. The 2005 is a dry style (3.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), with lemony, green-edged flavours, crisp and zingy.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
This North Canterbury wine is typically flinty and punchy. The 2004 vintage is tight and minerally, with green-apple and lime flavours showing good intensity and a steely, long finish. The 2005 is a dry style (3.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), with lemony, green-edged flavours, crisp and zingy.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
This North Canterbury wine is typically flinty and punchy. The fleshy, slightly honeyed 2003 is rounder and softer than usual, with a splash of sweetness (7. 5 grams/litre of residual sugar). The 2004 vintage is a more austere style, built to last. Tight and minerally, with youthful, green-apple and lime flavours showing good intensity and a steely, long finish, it's worth cellaring to 2006+
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The latest vintages of this flinty, dry and punchy North Canterbury wine are the finest yet. The 2002 vintage is virtually bone-dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar), with incisive lemon/lime flavours woven with racy acidity. It's definitely a cellaring style; open 2005
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The latest vintages of this North Canterbury wine are the finest yet. The 2000 vintage makes no concessions to drink-young charm; harvested from very low-cropping vines (4.3 tonnes/hectare), it was fermented to full dryness. Fresh, tight and flinty, it shows strong yet delicate lemon, lime and spice flavours, beautifully poised and vibrant, and controlled acidity. Open 2003+.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The debut 1996 and 1997 vintages are limey, tangy, dryish wines, but the 1998 is clearly the best yet. Finely scented, it's a full, strongly flavoured wine with crisp lemon/lime flavours, good vigour and a dryish, fairly rich finish. It should age well.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
The debut 1996 and 1997 vintages are limey, tangy, dryish wines, but the 1998 is clearly the best yet. Finely scented, it's a full, strongly flavoured wine with crisp lemon/lime flavours, good vigour and a dryish, fairly rich finish. It should age well.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
The debut 1996 vintage is a pale, full-bodied, medium-dry wine, limey and tangy, with reasonable flavour depth, but it lacks a bit of ripeness, delicacy and varietal definition.
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