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Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Dec 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Floral, stonefruit and some guavas on the nose.

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Top 40 Best Buys Less than $15
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Dec 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Floral, stonefruit and some guavas on the nose. Delicate, sweet palate - lots of acid to balance and lingering finish.

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Sipping the White Fantastic
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Nov 2006
Source: The Bulletin Newsweek, Australia
Peter Forrestal

Cookoothama is the consistently good second label for the Riverina's Nugan Estate.

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Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Oct 2006
Source: Wine What To Drink, Australia
Toni Paterson

Sourced from the King Valley and made by Cookoothama, this wine is great value for its $15 price tag.

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Bloody Good
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Oct 2006
Source: Quaff 2007, Australia
Peter Forrestal

Young winemaking whiz Daren Owers has ignored the fact that Western Australia owns this segment of the market and has produced a wel priced blend from the King Valley.

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90 POINTS
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Oct 2006
Source: Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2007, Australia
Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte-Powell

Great value for money - this could show a lot of boring big-company products a clean pair of heels.

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88 POINTS
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Sep 2006
Source: Australian Wine Companion, Australia
James Halliday

Well made; nicely balanced tropical Sauvignon Blanc and off-setting Semillon, the small portion barrel-fermented providing texture and length.

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Varietal Tasting - Sauvignon Blanc & blends
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Jul 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Lifted tropical fruit salad aromas and good depth of lemon and lime flavours.

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Nugan Estate - 20years
Cookoothama Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Jun 2006
Source: Noosa Journal, Australia
Peter Howard

Peter Howard in praise of Michelle Nugan, who turned a sinking ship into one of Australia's greatest family business success stories.

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Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Jun 2006
Source: Food Service, Australia

The 2005 Cookoothama Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005 offers the same quality as the 2004 vintage with the added vivaciousness of its youth.

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Top Drops - Under $15
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Apr 2006
Source: Who, Australia
Robin Powell

Cool fruit from north-east Victoria's King Valley makes the difference, with passionfruit and melon flavours balanced by a nice crisp finish that makes it an appealing drop, with or without food. It’s a good wine to have in the fridge when friends drop in.

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Sunday Times Magazine
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Mar 2006
Source: Sunday Times, Australia
Peter Forrestal

Young whiz Daren Owers has ignored the fact that WA owns this segment of the market and has produced a well-priced blend from Victoria's King Valley: Intense, with fresh lemon flavours and zippy acidity.

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Wine News - New Releases
Nugan Estate King Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Mar 2006
Source: National Liquor News, Australia

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Wine List
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Feb 2006
Source: Sunday Telegraph, Australia
John Fordham

Nugan boasts an impressive line-up of Daren Owers produced Cookoothama whites from King Valley

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Good Eating-Eat Out
Cookoothama King Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Jan 2006
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Good Living, Australia
Simon Thomsen

A wiser head suggests the Cookoothama Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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