2016 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve HB Chardonnay

2016 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve HB Chardonnay

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper
2016 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve HB Chardonnay
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

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Nice discount on a legendary Hawkes Bay Chardie. Top of the Coopers' range and one of our best loved – 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. Basically a hand-harvested special selection of the best fruit heading for their super-popular Limeworks Chardonnay, the Swampy is aged in 40% new French Oak. Serious power is built into its elegance and restraint, making it ready to drink or cellar a while. Don't pass at this price!

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Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $7 $27.99 in mixed 6+ or $30.99 per bottle




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

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Based on the winery's best Hawke's Bay grapes, this seductive Chardonnay has 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 (40 per cent new in 2016), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The youthful 2016 vintage (4.5*) is typically weighty and generous. Light lemon/green, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with ripe stone-fruit flavours, seasoned with biscuity, toasty oak, excellent complexity and a long finish. Already enjoyable, it should break into full stride during 2019." Drink 2017 - 2022

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


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  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

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  • Maturity

    2017 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK



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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