Kumeu River

Kumeu, New Zealand
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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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      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 vintate Chardonnays

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      Chardonnay, Coddington, Kumeu – 2018

      The Wine Advocate
      91 Points

      Tighter and more linear than usual, the 2018 Coddington Chardonnay boasts scents of pencil shavings set against a backdrop of grapefruit and pineapple. It's medium-bodied, crisp and focused, with a bright beam of acid and hints of citrus pith on the finish.

      Joe Czerwinski, November 27, 2019
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      Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2018

      The Wine Advocate
      90 Points

      The 2018 Estate Chardonnay delivers typical toasty-mealy aromas, plus notes of tangerine, white peach and pineapple. Medium-bodied and silky in texture, it's a bit restrained at this stage of its evolution, but it should blossom within another six months or so, then drink well for up to a decade.

      Joe Czerwinski, November 27, 2019
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      Chardonnay, Hunting Hill, Kumeu – 2018

      The Wine Advocate
      93 Points

      Almost always the most opulent of the Kumeu Chards, the 2018 Hunting Hill Chardonnay fits that description perfectly. Loaded with white peach, pineapple and even melon-like fruit, those notes are sculpted by faint suggestions of pencilly oak in a generous but focused package. It's medium to full-bodied, with a creamy mid-palate and a vibrant finish.

      Joe Czerwinski, November 27, 2019
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      Chardonnay, Maté’s Vineyard, Kumeu – 2018

      The Wine Advocate
      93 Points

      Gentle notes of toasted grain mark the nose of the 2018 Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay, framing ripe pineapple and white peach aromas. There's a hint of bacon fat too. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine is slightly custardy and silky, while at the same time, it's crisp and focused, tightening on the finish into a coiled spring of citrus zest. Like most vintages of Maté’s, this ideally needs a couple of years in the cellar to fully express itself.

      Joe Czerwinski, November 27, 2019
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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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      James Suckling: Top of the World: The Consistently Stunning Kumeu River Chardonnays
      Wilson Daniels
      October 24, 2018
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      Jancis Robinson: Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical bonanza
      Jancis Robinson
      October 10, 2018
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