Kumeu-River-Chardonnay-Estate-2017

Kumeu River, Chardonnay ''Estate'', 2017

“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.”
- James Suckling (93 points)

“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.”
- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (92 points)

“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.”
- Neal Martin, Vinous (92 points)

“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.”
- Wine Spectator (91 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6815
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: New Zealand
Region: West Auckland
Winery: Kumeu River
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$42.95 $38.95
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$515.40 $467.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6815
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: New Zealand
Region: West Auckland
Winery: Kumeu River

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“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.”
- James Suckling (93 points)

“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.”
- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (92 points)

“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.”
- Neal Martin, Vinous (92 points)

“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.”
- Wine Spectator (91 points)