2017 Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Kumeu River, Kumeu

Notes of gunflint and orange blossom on the nose, with red apples and sea spray. Silky acidity and a textured palate combine to make a wine that is long, focussed, with so much to give. Charming, complex, and very impressive from the Brajkovich family.

Critic score
94/100
Case, 6 Bottles
£132.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Kumeu, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
2017 Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Kumeu River, Kumeu

TASTING NOTES

The 2017 Hunting Hill Chardonnay has a very well-defined bouquet of lemon curd, granite, yellow flowers and just a hint of vanilla pod that derives from the François Frères barrels. The precise, detailed palate is well defined with a crisp line of acidity and a harmonious, succinct finish of lemon curd, canned apricot and citrus fruit, all infused with light ginger and minerals. This is a complex, intellectual Chardonnay with a long, bright future ahead. A fabulous Hunting Hill. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.

Neal Martin, vinous.com
94/100

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