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BRIAN’S VINTAGE REPORT FOR 2014

  2014 Vintage Report April 28, 2014   One of the things that will be remembered about the 2014 vintage in Marlborough was the very early start, and the early finish, giving us a relaxed Easter, which is a pretty rare occurrence. I remember remarking about the same thing last year but this one was even more precocious and it caused a bit of a panic with barrel orders and staff arrivals! As it was so unusual I have listed the recent vintage dates for the Mahi fruit intake, just to show the variability in vintages that nature gives us.   2014                    March 12     –     April 14 2013                    March 28     –     April 18 2012                    April 7     –     May 3 2011                    March 21     –     April 24 2010                    March 30     –     April 24 2009                    March 27     –     April 25   The other two things that will stick out in our memories of this year were that it was…

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