Jancis Robinson MW,17/20 Points
Lightly but not excessively reductive on the nose. Already quite expansive on the nose with beautiful impact on the palate: citrus, blossom and really neat acidity without much astringency. Elegant and racy - almost lightweight on the mid palate and then it is impressively persistent. A thorough delight already. Very good value!
Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous.com 91 Points
There's a sense of calm to the 2020 Estate, a blend of six different sites. It is mellow, offering a plump cushion of Chardonnay goodness on the midpalate but not becoming heavy nor opulent, its youthful edge and fresh acidity tying it together into a precise finish. It offers classic subtle Chardonnay characters of Golden Delicious apple, white nectarine and a mere whiff of oak-derived smokiness. Well constructed, satisfying and elegant. Drink 2021-2027.
Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay is made from only the very best grapes grown in six different vineyard sites in the Kumeu Region near Auckland.
|Region||New Zealand White||ABV||13.50%|
|Drink From||2021||Drink To||2030|
|Special occasion, Wine for the Cellar|