Coopers Creek has been featured in Cuisine Magazine for three consecutive issues. Following our Reserve Syrah’s success in July, where it received the top wine award and 5 stars. The Viognier was then named one of the top NZ Viognier’s with a rating of 5 stars in May. Now the Malbec has been awarded 4 stars and been voted NZ’s best specialty red alongside a special mention of the Cabernet Sauvignon also receiving 4 stars.
Coopers Creek SV 2011 Hawkes Bay Malbec
Deep and youthful in
colour, with sweet-oak aromas this is a ‘serious’ yet delicious red with layers of blackcurrant, plum, spice and coffee flavours. Combining power and elegance, it’s a stylish wine, dense and age-worthy, with obvious
Coopers Creek SV 2011 Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon
‘Gravels and Metals’
Varietally true and expressive, this excellent Cabernet Sauvignon displays cassis, dried herb and game characters with a hint of earthy tones on the nose.
Our Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010 has topped the Cuisine magazine tasting with a Five Star rating and lavish praise from the tasting panel. It's back to back wins for Coopers Creek as in the last issue our SVHawkes Bay "Chalk Ridge" Viognier 2011 beat off the competition to be ranked top in it's class.
Both the Reserve Syrah and the SV Viognier are crafted from grapes grown on our Chalk Ridge Vineyard, a sharply sloping block near Havelock North that's a challenge to manage throughout the season, but a consistent producer of outstanding fruit.
Here's what the Cuisine judges said about the Reserve Syrah:
"The fragrances – dark roses, dried herbs – are pleasure-provoking; the still, dark, sweet fruit, showing a hint of black pepper and deftly seasoned with oak, is simply spellbinding. “À point” is how the French would describe the ripeness of this wine. “There are no sharp edges, and great flow and movement across the palate,” noted Rod Easthope. Ideal with venison in a rich, sweet sauce."