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2014 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

2014 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

NZIWS Gold
Rick’s Picks
5 Stars Michael Cooper
2014 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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Big discount on a legend! Top of the Coopers' range and one of our best loved Chardonnays – a classy and defined style with deep quality. Originally sourced from Swamp Road it is now from Cooper's excellent Middle Road vineyard, next to the Limeworks in Havelock North. So it's hand-harvested selection of the best fruit from their super-popular Limeworks Chardonnay, aged in 40% new French Oak, the Swamp Reserve has serious power built into its elegance and restraint. Ready to drink or cellar a while, at this low price you may well regret passing on this.

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Founded in 1980 by Andrew and Cynthia Hendry when the New Zealand wine industry was small and relatively unknown, Coopers Creek Vineyard has grown and matured over three decades into a top class winery with a strong international presence. It continues to innovate, particularly with new wine styles, introducing and pioneering promising new grape varieties that are ideal for cool climate regions. Viognier, Albariño, Arneis, Grüner Veltliner, Marsanne and Montepulciano are new varieties for New Zealand, but heading for stardom. Coopers Creek is satisfying a growing demand for these stylish varieties in addition to its longstanding pedigree with Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux reds.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Based on the winery's best Hawke's Bay grapes, this is typically a seductive wine with a finely judged balance of rich, citrusy, peachy fruit flavours and toasty oak. Hand-picked in the company's Middle Road Vineyard at Havelock North, it is fermented and matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new in 2014). The 2014 vintage (5*) is bright, light yellow/green, deliciously weighty and rich. A powerfuI, youthful wine, it has deep, ripe stone-fruit flavours, slightly buttery and toasty, impressive complexity and a harmonious, lasting finish. Clearly a top vintage, it should be at its best mid-2016+." Drink 2016 - 2020

95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2014 vintage)

"Refined, concentrated and attractive Chardonnay with a peach/tree fruit, citrus and subtle nutty flavours. Nice use of oak and yeast lees influence which enhances rather than competes with fruit. Long and linear wine with a pleasing texture 8/4/2015"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2020

Taste

3

Awards

NZIWS Gold
NZIWS Gold

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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