2018 Estate Chardonnay, Kumeu River, Kumeu

From a selection of parcels throughout the estate, this is a beautiful wine in 2018. Notes of peach blossom and ripe apples on the nose, with just a hint of brioche and fresh ginger. The palate is taut and focussed, with amazing finesse, and a stony finish that lasts for ages. This punches so far above its weight, it’s unreal.

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  • Region & country
    Kumeu, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
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  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
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  • Organic
    Principally Organic
2018 Estate Chardonnay, Kumeu River, Kumeu
Kumeu River

Called “White Burgundy in Kiwi clothing” by Neal Martin and "an Auckland Pearl" by Julia Harding MW, no New World producer has received such critical acclaim over the last few years as Kumeu River. It’s no surprise: this is a New Zealand Chardonnay producer crafting wines of Grand Cru quality at village wine prices. And the connection to Burgundy is apt: these wines are dead ringers for top white Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet or Meursault, without losing their own sense of identity.

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