Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay

9.0167 ratings
9.046 pro ratings
Kumeu, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Douglas Renall

Delicious oak, butterscotch and ripe melon characters. Deft use of oak, lively acidity. Quality kiwi chards #chardonnay

Delicious oak, butterscotch and ripe melon characters. Deft use of oak, lively acidity. Quality kiwi chards #chardonnay

Jan 17th, 2019
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.1

Gorgeous sweet citrus, Meyer lemon, refined acidity, depth and richness while remaining fresh and vital. Impressive.

Gorgeous sweet citrus, Meyer lemon, refined acidity, depth and richness while remaining fresh and vital. Impressive.

Jan 7th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Pale lemon in colour. Some Struck Match mealy character and citrus. The Entry Level Chardonnay for one of New Zealand’s best. Their Mates Vineyard is in the 1001 wines. A good balance between opulence and elegance. Good drinking now but will keep 3 to 5 years. Drank again with consistent notes 10 weeks later Excellent quality as an Entry Level Chardonnay. Tasted 10 weeks later with consistent notes. It really is a good Chardonnay particularly for Entry Level.

Pale lemon in colour. Some Struck Match mealy character and citrus. The Entry Level Chardonnay for one of New Zealand’s best. Their Mates Vineyard is in the 1001 wines. A good balance between opulence and elegance. Good drinking now but will keep 3 to 5 years. Drank again with consistent notes 10 weeks later Excellent quality as an Entry Level Chardonnay. Tasted 10 weeks later with consistent notes. It really is a good Chardonnay particularly for Entry Level.

Oct 31st, 2018
Scott Taddeo

These wine continue to impress me. Amazing producer with wines that continue to pants burgundy in blind tastings. This is the estate wine which presents immense value. Flinty, acacias, lemon curd, grapefruit, just ripe white nectarine, nougat, with savoury lees character and woody spice. Medium plus, crystalline acidity gives the palate a sense of salinity. Great length. Great wine.

These wine continue to impress me. Amazing producer with wines that continue to pants burgundy in blind tastings. This is the estate wine which presents immense value. Flinty, acacias, lemon curd, grapefruit, just ripe white nectarine, nougat, with savoury lees character and woody spice. Medium plus, crystalline acidity gives the palate a sense of salinity. Great length. Great wine.

Jul 6th, 2018
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.0

Wound tight. Age will help.

Wound tight. Age will help.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Douglas Renall

Great balance and complexity

Great balance and complexity

Dec 4th, 2017
Phillip Cooper

07’ long in the tooth, still has plenty of fruit and acid. Tasty...

07’ long in the tooth, still has plenty of fruit and acid. Tasty...

Nov 23rd, 2017
Brian Szluk

Baked apple/pear, lemon zest, vanilla, butter, pie crust, hazelnut, ended very pithy.

Baked apple/pear, lemon zest, vanilla, butter, pie crust, hazelnut, ended very pithy.

Nov 16th, 2017
Eric Urbani

V burg-like ergo yum

V burg-like ergo yum

Jul 26th, 2017
Adam Nelson

One of the world's best chardonnay producers

One of the world's best chardonnay producers

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