Kumeu, Auckland

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2021

2021 | Chardonnay
Kumeu River; Hunting Hill Vineyard
Auckland; Kumeu, New Zealand
(92-94; Drink 2025-35)

Fantastic, Puligny-esque nose.

24H Update: Flint, faint toasty oak, dried lemon pith, dehydrated white peaches; Salted tangerine, dried lemon, candied pineapple, lime zest. Wow, very good.
— a month ago

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Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay 2020

Astonishing quality for their regular Estate bottling - not their individual vineyard Cuvées like Mates etc. Toasty, nutty (oak derived) notes along with yellow peach. M+ intensity on the palate. Not for long keeping but a great drink right now. — 5 months ago

Ely, Vanessa and 23 others liked this

Kumeu River

Kumeu Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2020

Trying to think which Australian regions produce Chardonnay like this and I would say Margaret River - like Art Series Chardonnay. An excellent new World Chardie - see previous notes. Well balanced oak with stone fruit notes skilfully made by Michael Brajkovich MW. — 6 months ago

Jan, Jeroen and 20 others liked this

Te Motu

Dunleavy Waiheke Island Cabernet Merlot 2016

Very nice Cab / Merlot blend was perfect with steak. November 2023. — a month ago

Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay

Magnificent wine! — 3 months ago

Kumeu Village

Hand Harvested Chardonnay 2022

Vintage 2022 | true to type Chardonnay | good p/q — 6 months ago

Daniel P., Eric and 13 others liked this

Man O' War Vineyards

Pinque Waiheke Island Rosé Blend 2022

The description: The 2022 Pinque has classic strawberries and cream characters along with watermelon and a touch of Szechuan pepper. The 2022 vintage was warm and dry and correspondingly this wine is relatively low in acid making for a very smashable wine, although like all our wines there is plenty of subtle complexity to delight the taster. Enjoy! The opinion: in total agreement.

— 2 months ago

Kumeu River

Village Chardonnay 2022

A well done old world styled nz Chardonnay. Fresh fruited, some leesy notes, a small oak hint. All pretty balanced and with a medium long finish. Critics: ‘as good as Puligny or even better’ were a bit high on own supply I guess but this is very nice and a perfect alternative for Bourgogne blanc. — 5 months ago

Jan and Ira liked this

Kumeu River

Coddington Chardonnay 2020

Elegant Chardonnay. Oaky Chardonnay but not buttery despite 100% malolactic fermentation. Typical Chardonnay crisp fruit and oak to start but finish is lemon and salt. Leave open at least 40 minutes before consuming. — 7 months ago

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