2018 Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve HB Chardonnay

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
In stock
A continuing discount on this legendary Hawkes Bay Chardie! This is top of the Cooper's range and one of our best-loved Chardies — a classy style with deep quality. It was originally from Swamp Road but is now grown in their excellent Middle Road vineyard, next to the Limeworks in Havelock North. The finest fruit from this "Limeworks" site is hand-harvested and selected, then aged in about 40% new French oak. A bold and mature style, its ample body and complexity is delivered with elegance and restraint, making it ready to either drink or to cellar a while. One of Michael Cooper's Classic Wines of New Zealand — don't pass it up at this discount price!
Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $7.00 $27.99 in mixed 6+ or $30.99 per bottle

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

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

“Rich, smooth and moderately complex chardonnay with peach, stone fruit, oyster shell, mineral, lime, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours. Nicely balanced with a lingering finish. Plenty of weight and flavour. Impressive. 28/8/2019." Drink 2019 - 2025

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2017 vintage)

"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. At its best: now to 2021. $35.00. www.cooperscreek.co.nz. Jan 2019."

19-/20 Raymond Chan (2016 vintage)

"Full, even, light golden-yellow colour with some depth. 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. This is a refined and elegantly concentrated, complex detailed and harmoniously balanced Chardonnay. 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."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with FISH
with PORK

Taste

4

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