Chardonnay, Maté’s Vineyard, Kumeu – 2011 – The best Chardonnays in the world (outside of Burgundy) – Decanter
“Aside from Chablis, Meursault or Montrachet, which of the world’s leading Chardonnay regions would you turn to, and what are the top wines from each? In a landmark tasting, Stephen Brook heads up an expert panel to find out – and the results may surprise you.
“Highly Recommended wines: Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard.
“Oaky nose with apple compote. There is a really impressive weight of fruit on the mid-palate here, with some yellow plums, and just enough acidity to balance and good length.”