Waiheke Island, Auckland

Kumeu River

Coddington Chardonnay 2019

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

The Kumeu River single vineyards are some of the best kept secrets in the world great Chardonnay. Amazing stuff — a month ago

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Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Really nothing much more to add from my (and other Delectable users) previous notes about this incredible Chardonnay. Notes of pear, pineapple and cashew. Creamy on the palate. Simply put - a top shelf new world Chardonnay - now drinking at its peak. — 3 months ago

Vanessa, Daniel P. and 22 others liked this
Jan A

Jan A

Bought some 2018's recently upon reading your reviews. Better wait a while before opening I suppose
Bob McDonald

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@Jan A I think so Jan. If you want to experience the style see if you can locate some of their 2019 or 2020 Village Chardonnay. I have a few bottles of the 2019 left where I paid $19AUD. Great Value. I believe the 2020 has just been released.

Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay 2018

Talk about cost performance! If you ever find this on sale and like white burgs, load up. Some oak on it but plenty of tension, acidity that keep it all in check. Always a crowd pleaser and sure to surprise those that have yet to discover the potential of NZ wines. — 6 months ago

Aravind, Martijn and 18 others liked this

Kennedy Point Vineyard

Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

ESF
9.1

This is still thriving: elegantly styled Left Bank offering with bright beam of pure cherry & currant, cassis, along w/endearing secondary layers of earth, leather, herbaceousness, hint of pepper, tomato leaf and others... great complexity w/out being all over the place. Mid weight, mild tannins and great freshness. Impressive! — 2 months ago

Severn, Dick and 6 others liked this

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay

Alex Lallos
9.3

Kistler esque. Lots of oak with notes of ripe citrus and verbena but also great minterality and verve. It’s like old world meets new world. Very well done but maybe a bit heavy handed honestly. Not sure if I love it or hate it quite yet — 4 months ago

Ely, Ira and 4 others liked this
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@Alex Lallos Vintage thanks
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@Ira Schwartz 2016. It’s super fleshy but also very mineral. It honestly reminds me of blind tasting rombauer. It has some banana which I hate but some green apple malic feel at the same time which I generally love. Maybe a generic yeast or something that turns me off but I love the structure
Alex Lallos

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I want to love it more than I do but rated it highly cause it’s super well made

Peacock Sky

Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon

Delicious, aged beautifully. Earthy, dark fruits, velvety with good structure. — 6 months ago

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2017

A surprise!!!! — 2 months ago

Kennedy Point

Syrah 2004

ESF
9.1

Wow - this has been in suspended animation for the past 5 years - eerily similar to previous note. This is an estate owned by an American woman, on a small island near Auckland NZ with a Swiss winemaker. — 3 months ago

Ira, David and 4 others liked this

Te Motu

Kokoro Merlot Blend 2014

Beautiful minerality. Wet concrete, cherry undertones and hints of cigar box. — 7 months ago