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Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Dec 2006
Source: Winestate Annual 2006, Australia

A big, rich, alcoholic wine with lots of everything - ripe melon rind aromas and flavours. Old school style.

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Top Wine Selection for the Month - Under $20
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Dec 2006
Source: Paul Ippolito E-Newsletter, Australia
Catherine Fox

Spend your time getting acquainted with what is a good quality chardonnay which can often be hard to find at a reasonable price.

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Product Watch - Cooking up a Storm
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Dec 2006
Source: Liquor Watch, Australia

The 2004 Cookoothama Chardonnay has a bouquet of cinnamon toast, nutmeg, vanillin spices and soft peach leading to a creamy barrel ferment texture on the palate and a lively citrus twist.

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Fruits of Labour
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Nov 2006
Source: Courier Mail, Australia
Ken Gargett

The Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004 has plenty of flavour but it is the seductive texture that is most alluring.

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Who Food
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Oct 2006
Source: Who, Australia
Robin Powell

Michelle Nugan is a powerhouse entrepreneur, overseeing a winemaking business that in just four years has become one of the counry's biggest.

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Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Oct 2006
Source: Quaff 2007, Australia
Peter Forrestal

The second label from the Nugan family shows powerful oak influence, intensity of flavour and an attractive mouthfeel. A bold Riverina chardonnay.

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Wine - Consumers Rediscovering pleasures of Spain
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Aug 2006
Source: Toronto Sun, Canada
Rick Van Sickle

Cookoothama is a much-heralded brand from Nugan Estate in South Eastern Australia that lives up to the hype - especially at this price. The chardonnay is overloaded with toasty peach, spice and blood orange aromas that turn creamy and elegant on the palate with a firm base of nutmeg and a riot of fruit under the spice.

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Gord on grapes
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Aug 2006
Source: Toronto Star, Canada
Gordon Stmmell

The Nugan Estate Cookoothama Chardonnay is new on shelves and very tasty, perfect with breaded sole or breaded veal

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Varietal Tasting - River Regions
Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon 2005 ««««
Jul 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Nose of orange oil with slight raisined notes. Delicious intensity and length of rich apricot nectar and spicy flavours with just enough acid to balance.

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Pick of the week
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Jun 2006
Source: Globe and Mail, Canada

New to Ontario, this full bodied white is luscious, buttery and toasty, with flavours reminiscent of pineapple and guava and a crisp, citrusy finish.

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Chardonnay 2004 & older $10-$15
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004 «««« (Equal top of class)
Mar 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Rich, nutty and buttery bouquet with plenty of oak and developed characters. Long, intense and flavoursome melon palate has a reasonable whack of oak

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White Wines Under $15
Cookoothama Chardonnay 2004
Nov 2005
Source: Quaff 2006, Australia
Peter Forrestal

This chardonnay will appeal to many for its power, weight, richness and concentration of cedary oak flavours.

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