2017 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve HB Chardonnay

2017 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve HB Chardonnay

95 Points Sam Kim
2017 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve HB Chardonnay
95 Points Sam Kim

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Massive 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. Bold, 100% barrel fermented and matured style with ample complexity and body but with elegance and restraint, making it ready to drink or cellar a while. Designated a Classic Wine of New Zealand by Michael Cooper.Don't pass at this price!

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Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $10 $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 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

95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Magazine

“Complex, engaging and seductive, the bouquet shows golden peach, mango, vanilla custard and roasted hazelnut characters. The palate is equally satisfying with excellent fruit weight and concentration, together with creamy mouthfeel and brilliantly pitched acidity. It is opulent and graceful at the same time with plenty of delectable flavours." Drink 2019 - 2021

19-/20 Raymond Chan (2016 vintage)

"The nose is softly full, broad and voluminous with gentle, harmonious layers of ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits along with subtle, savoury reductive elements, mealy complexities and nutty oak. This has detail and finesse. Medium-full bodied, the palate has layered flavours of ripe white and yellow stonefruits, and tropical fruit, harmoniously melded with nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements. The flavours form a rounded but concentrated core that unfolds richness and detail. The mouthfeel possesses a fine acid line that provides freshness and linearity. The wine flows smoothly to a gentle, elegant, refined finish. Match with roasted pork and veal over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from a single site on the Havelock North hills, fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months on less in approx. 30% new French oak barrels, undergoing batonnage and full MLF. 19.0-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $38.00."

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 vintage)

"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

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


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  • Maturity

    2018 - 2023

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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