Kumeu River

Kumeu, New Zealand
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      Wine Enthusiast 90+ Press Sheet — 2018 Village Chardonnay

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      Top 40 Sell Sheet — 2017 Village Chardonnay

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      Top 40 Sell Sheet — 2018 Village Pinot Noir

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      Sell Sheet — 2018 Estate Chardonnay

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      The Great Blind Chardonnay Challenge 2018

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      Robert Parker: Kumeu River - White Burgundy in Kiwi Clothing

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      Wild Yeast Study

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      Critical Acclaim 2011 vintage Chardonnays

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      Critical Acclaim 2009 vintage Chardonnays

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      Critical Acclaim 2010 vintage Chardonnays

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      Critical Acclaim Wine Spectator 1991-2010 Vintage Chardonnays

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  • Reviews

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      Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2018

      Wine Spectator
      89 Points

      Light and crisp, with plenty of power to the lemon zest, thyme and white grapefruit flavors, set on a sleek and juicy frame. Drink now. 6,000 cases made, 500 cases imported

      MaryAnn Worobiec, June 2020
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      Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2019

      JancisRobinson.com
      16.5+ Points

      Pale greenish straw. Some super-delicate oak on the nose (or do I just mean a hint of savoury Côte d'Or perfume?!). So pure on the nose yet with great grip on the palate and already accessible in a grapefruit sort of way. With this intensity of fruit, it will clearly evolve into something even more convincing but you could certainly enjoy it now. It has both weight and a crystalline quality

      Jancis Robinson, September 2020
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      Chardonnay, Coddington, Kumeu – 2019

      JancisRobinson.com
      16.5++ Points

      Quite broad on the nose and more obviously fruity (rather than savoury) than the Estate Chardonnay 2019, though it will obviously take on more subtlety with time. Pretty impressive finish to the palate, on which mandarin and passion-fruit flavours reverberate.

      Jancis Robinson, September 2020
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      Chardonnay, Hunting Hill, Kumeu – 2019

      JancisRobinson.com
      17.5 Points

      High-toned, tight and very sophisticated. The sort of wine that demands comparison with fine white burgundy. Real integrity and depth. Dry (not sweet) and with light grip on the palate. You could drink this now but you shouldn't; it will so clearly improve, deepen in flavour while retaining its admirable structure and vitality. Much more 'mineral' than the Coddington. Real tingle here. I'm sure Michael Brajkovich won't thank me for the comparison but it does rather remind me in structure of one of Rafael Palacios's finest Valdeorras single-vineyard bottlings. (And those are the wines that rem

      Jancis Robinson, September 2020
  • News

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      Kumeu River
      New Zealand’s White Wines Span Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and, Yes, Sauvignon Blanc
      8/25/20
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      Beyond Sauvignon Blanc: 11 Other New Zealand Wines You Should Know
      8/7/20
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      Newsweek: Fall Equinox Means Red Wine Season: 9 Bottles to Celebrate the Official End of Summer – Featuring Kumeu River
      Janice Williams
      September 23, 2019
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      Vinous: To Paint a Picture: Kumeu River Chardonnay 2006-2017 (Neal Martin)
      Neal Martin
      February 14th, 2019
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