Kumeu, Auckland

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2018

Every now & then it’s good to try something non European.
This is a pleasant surprise - crisp & clean as a whistle with pure fruit and a nice tension. A touch of matchstick reduction adds to the charm. A lovely wine.
— 16 days ago

Peacock Sky

Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2018

Fruit driven with peach and ripe pear aromas. Great acidity and after taste. — 13 days ago

Dry River

Martinborough Chardonnay 2014

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. A dried pear character - also notes of quince. Opened this on Sunday and by Monday night there were tropical fruit notes as in mango on nose and palate. Honeyed and very flavoursome. Medium minus acid; medium plus intensity. Love these New Zealand Chardonnays. They are good from north of Auckland (Kumeu River) to Central Otago in the South Island. This one is from Martinborough a few hours north of Wellington. — 2 months ago

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Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Crisp acidity. Pear and lemon on the palate, light buttery note with a hint of petrol. Long citrus finish. Medium plus body with ABV 13.5. Very good. — a month ago

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Kumeu River

Coddington Chardonnay 2016

Light gold color. Big nose dominated by camomile and butter with a little melon. Wine was actually better colder versus on the warmer side. On the palate I got a lot of sugar and hence too much sweetness for me. Very little acidity. Too sweet for me. — a month ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Hermes, Tom and 6 others liked this

Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay 2018

More French than Californian. Which I prefer. I would try this one again. — 2 months ago

Man O' War Vineyards

Dreadnought Waiheke Island Syrah 2012


For special dinner with Ayako — 3 months ago

Kumeu River

Rays Road Estate Bottled Chardonnay

Beautifully made, textbook Chardonnay. Citrus and smoky floral notes. Perfect balance - steely precision but also generous. You would pick this as top 1er Cru Chablis or a lean Puligny. Very long lemon curd aftertaste. Up there with the original single vineyard offerings from Kumeu. Perhaps less individual but 50% less money and drinking superbly now. This will increase in price!! — a month ago

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Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2016

Splendid nose but falls apart in the mouth. — 2 months ago

Evelien Cremers
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Evelien Cremers

Even though the nose promises more than it delivers, the mouth is still very enjoyable.

Man O' War Vineyards

Ironclad Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Sharp taste. A little dry (the perfrct way). — 2 months ago