Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2020

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95pts James Suckling

In his article "To Paint A Picture: Kumeu River Chardonnay", Neal Martin wrote "Amongst the very best Chardonnay producers in the world is Kumeu River in New Zealand. Their Chardonnays were put to the test a few years ago when several were assessed blind, intermixed with some very serious Puligny-Montrachets and Meursaults. Kumeu River triumphed to such an extent that it became almost embarrassing. And to think that you can buy an entire case of Kumeu River for the cost of a single bottle of some Grand Crus.”

Kumeau Chardonnays are one of the best Burgundian style Chardonnays outside of France, and this Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay is no exception. The quality level is off the charts in a very unassuming package. Everything is lovingly executed from wild yeast fermentation to barrel selection. These wines can age just like 1er Cru & Grand Cru white Burgundy. Any questions?

James Suckling:  "Intense and complex chardonnay with lemons and peaches, as well as pastry and fresh cream. The palate is stacked with ripe-peach flavor and fresher, citrus tones and has complex, layered texture. Classy wine. Drink now." Aug 2021

Winery: "Kumeu River Chardonnay is drawn from six different vineyard sites in the Kumeu Region. We are particularly careful in selecting only the very best grapes from these vineyards for our Kumeu River Estate label."

Bottle
750ml, screw cap
Varietal 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol
14.0%
Total Acidity 5.6g/L
pH 3.21
Aging 11 months in barrel
Region Auckland, New Zealand
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Original Price $39.99
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