Kumeu River Chardonnay "Estate" 2017

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Kumeu River
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: West Auckland
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D6815
Special Price $38.95 Regular Price $42.95
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SKU
D6815
Kumeu River Chardonnay "Estate" 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1
This emanates a sense of vibrant fruit from the outset with white-nectarine and light mango aromas, laced with yellow-grapefruit and stony, savory nuances. The palate has plenty of flavor in the yellow-peach spectrum. Fleshy, fresh and juicy right the way through. Drink now. Screw cap.

93 pts James Suckling

This emanates a sense of vibrant fruit from the outset with white-nectarine and light mango aromas, laced with yellow-grapefruit and stony, savory nuances. The palate has plenty of flavor in the yellow-peach spectrum. Fleshy, fresh and juicy right the way through. Drink now. Screw cap.

93 pts The Wine Advocate

All barrel-fermented, with 20% new oak, the 2017 Estate Chardonnay is a stellar effort. Smoky, nutty hints of roasted cashews appear on the nose, adding depth and richness to notes of peach and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's richly textured—something of a cross between creamy and sherbet-like—coming to a long, luscious finish. I don't expect it will be the longest-lived wine, but it sure is delicious.

93 pts Vinous

The 2017 Estate Chardonnay has a fresh, well-defined bouquet of citrus fruit complemented by subtle scents of brioche and almond. The palate is taut and crisp on the entry with a twist of sour lemon. Very saline in the mouth, not powerful but full of tension. The aforementioned saline tang lingers on the aftertaste. Superb - one of the best Estate releases in recent years. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.

93 pts Wine Spectator

Mouthwatering lime, pear and green apple flavors are appealing for their focus and intensity. Mandarin orange notes and a dash of mango increase the fruit focus on the finish. Drink now. 6,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported.