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Brand: Badgers Creek
Brand: Santa Cruz
1998, Mid-lemon with a greenish tint. Lemon and lime favour and a quite pungent aroma. Some weight.
1999, A complex wine produced with a skillful use of oak that adds interest without being dominant. Rich mouth-filling fruit and a fine partner for grilled fish or mango chutney.
1999, Mid-yellow with some toast and butter oak on the nose. Creamy, buttery fruit on the palate with vanilla in the finish.
1998, Mid-lemon with toast and butter on the nose plus a hint of lemon. Marked, creamy malolactic flavours and mouth-filling fruit.
1998, Remarkably rich white Burgundy. Ripe, rich and complex. Full-bodied with depth in the finish.
1998, A real Moselle classic. Delicately sweet and light in alcohol, extremely well balanced.
1999, Crunchy New Zealand gooseberries with grassy aromas and a lively acidity.
1999, Typical Sauvignon with asparagus and nettle aromas. Fair weight of fruit on the palate and some length, but likely to acquire more over the next year or so.
The 1999 vintage was one of the best vintages for white grapes in the Hawkes Bay region, with a continual dry hot weather pattern, interspersed with cold southerlies and little rain.
1999, Certainly a wine for those who enjoy 'in your face' Sauvignon Blanc with the characteristic nettles, gooseberries and even shading to cats' pee. Crunchy fruit on the palate.
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