Friday, 12 December 2014

Coopers Creek

Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Marlborough 13%
Vibrant and striking aromas of fresh fruits lead by gooseberry, citrus and suggestions of tropical - all laced with a nettle-like fresh herb quality. On the palate - crisp, fresh and vibrant with flavors fresh fruits of gooseberry and lemon, grapefruit and peach; the high acidity is tempered by the concentration of fruit; medium body, lively fresh herb qualities, a light minerality; and classic; balanced and well made.
3.5 Stars

Coopers Creek Pinot Gris 2014 New Zealand 13%
A fruity Gris bouquet with pears and apple fruit aromas with a hint of spice. On the palate - just dry, fruit and crisp with flavors of white tree fruits and a citrus, medium + acidity enhances the mineral note. Overall a balanced and well made wine.
3 Stars

Coopers Creek Marlborough Pinot Gris 'The Pointer' 2014 13.5%
This is a more complex expression of Gris with a mineral centre that dovetails into aromas pear skin and apple skin, then the flesh of each and hints of lychee - all laced with a white pepper spice suggestion. On the palate - a dryer style of Gris that has both concentration (mod) and a core of fruit; medium+ acidity and finish this is a very nice expression. It is often hard to find a memorable and tasty Gris in NZ, but this wine delivers - well done Mr. Nunns!
4.5 Stars

Coopers Creek Rose Huapai 2014 12.5%
A very fragrant perfumed nose of light red fruits - delicate strawberry and peach with a pink candy floss suggestion; flavors on the palate include pears and red apples, hints of red fruits and cold peach tea; medium++ acidity; a light and refreshing style.
3 Stars

Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2013 Reserve 14%
Complex and highly scented bouquet with a mix of peach, fig, apple, apricot and nutty toasty oak suggestions - each swirl delivers more. On the palate - a full-bodied dry wine with that is youthful with its punchy oak and medium+ acidity, but also very drinkable now too with the right food, glass and company; cashew, peaches, and vanilla flavored figs are only part of this wines complexity. This is a full-bodied wine as well. Balanced, but still developing. Well made and not for the faint of heart wine drinker.
4.5 Stars

Coopers Creek Gisborne Albarino 'Bell-ringer' 2014  13.5%
Vibrant and punchy with lots of fruit messages - peach and melon, some citrus and tree fruit suggestions. On the palate - dry with medium+ acidity and medium body; flavors of ripe tree fruits, a touch of tropical that then turn to a varietal signature of citrus with peel and a touch of pith; balanced, fresh, crisp and lively example. A great alternative Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner. Be adventurous!
3.5 Stars 

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