Kumeu River

Chardonnay, Hunting Hill, Kumeu

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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Hunting Hill, Kumeu – 2008

This wine displays attractive floral notes, restrained elegance and a silky texture. Delightful aromas of lime and white flowers are reminiscent of the “gloriously pure Puligny” description that Jancis Robinson gave our 1989 Kumeu River Chardonnay.
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Hunting Hill, Kumeu – 2008

Wine Spectator
92 points

“Toasty chestnut flavors emphasize the rich, round notes of lemon, nectarine and ripe pear, with a crushed stone minerality that shines through, especially on the finish. Extremely smooth and graceful.”

MaryAnn Worobiec, June 30, 2011
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Hunting Hill, Kumeu – 2008

Wine Enthusiast
91 points

“Full-bodied and lush, the Hickory Hill is the most ebullient of the 2008s from Kumeu River, laced with oak and lees embellishments of toasted almonds, vanilla and hickory smoke yet balanced by rounded, melony fruit. It finishes long and citrusy, suggesting it may evolve positively for at least a few years.”

Joe Czerwinski, June 2011
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Hunting Hill, Kumeu – 2008

eRobertParker.com
93+ points

“The 2008 Hunting Hill Chardonnay comes from a vineyard just across from the winery, also planted to Clone 5. It’s a slightly cooler site with an iron pan running beneath the vineyard. This is the third vintage of this label. Made in a similar fashion to the Coddington Chardonnay, this wine gives powerful lime/lemon aromas with some grapefruit zest and orange blossom plus a whiff of chalk. Very crisp, intense and silky, this is a more restrained, tight-knit expression leaving a very long mineral and citrus zest finish.”

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, October 2010
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