Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay

9.071 ratings
9.018 pro ratings
Kumeu, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Chardonnay
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
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
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

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2016
Craig Mitchell

Lovely minerality and leesy complexity but some powerful honeyed fruit there, with a touch of pleasant toastiness.

Lovely minerality and leesy complexity but some powerful honeyed fruit there, with a touch of pleasant toastiness.

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2016
WineMascot

2012, super acid and precise but still has a fuller mid palate. love it

2012, super acid and precise but still has a fuller mid palate. love it

Jun 12th, 2017
WineMascot

2008? no way, gorgeous

2008? no way, gorgeous

Jan 17th, 2017
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.5

2012 vintage - blend of 6 vineyards - balanced fruit & oak - some malo but pretty flash

2012 vintage - blend of 6 vineyards - balanced fruit & oak - some malo but pretty flash

Jun 27th, 2015
Scott Rowe

Clean, balanced, Malo butteriness. Paired perfectly with our entree and winner of the first flight. 2011

Clean, balanced, Malo butteriness. Paired perfectly with our entree and winner of the first flight. 2011

Jan 25th, 2015