Kumeu River Chardonnay 2007

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The estate was founded in 1944 but has made its reputation with Chardonnay which was first planted in 1979 at about t...

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Dusty and earthy on the nose, with a nice balance of apple fruit and wood spice. Soft and expansive in the mouth, though this tightens up on the mi... Read more

Green apple of aroma, good balance of sweetness and acidity. Got a good finish. Read more

"The Estate Chardonnay is ripe Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kumeu River Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,433
4.00 5
12/09/2010

Dusty and earthy on the nose, with a nice balance of apple fruit and wood spice. Soft and expansive in the mouth, though this tightens up on the mid-palate, leading to a very clear precise expression of orange-tinged orchard fruits with light mineral and pollen top notes that emerge on the moderately long finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: Shin Yagisawa
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3.50 5
04/07/2012

Green apple of aroma, good balance of sweetness and acidity. Got a good finish.


External Reviews for Kumeu River Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"The Estate Chardonnay is ripe


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/09/2010

A Chardonnay wine from in New Zealand. 2007 Kumeu River Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/27/2010

Bright, tangy and elegant, this vibrant wine has grapefruit and pineapple flavors at the fore, picking up apple and spice as the finish lingers effortlessly. Drink now through 2017. 7,000 cases imported. -HS Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from in New Zealand. 2007 Kumeu River Chardonnay 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Kumeu River's Estate bottling remains among the finest in New Zealand, beautifully balancing oak and fruit in an intricate ballet of toast, vanilla, melon and pineapple. It's full bodied and round in the mouth, with no harsh or discordant notes on th... Wine Enthusiast. A Chardonnay wine from in New Zealand. 2007 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This seems more advance with barley and caramel and sliced white peach and limes. Full and balanced with plenty of fruit. Open and decadent. James Suckling.


Winemaker's Notes:

The estate was founded in 1944 but has made its reputation with Chardonnay which was first planted in 1979 at about the same time that the Finns planted their first vineyard at Neudorf. Other grapes and wines are now proving popular and successful, but it is the Chardonnay which put Kumeu River on the map. All the chardonnay fruit comes from the village of Kumeu, just NW of Auckland, and is either estate-owned or estate-managed. This is a warmer climate, at the "top" of New Zealand and the wines have corresponding weight and richness, buttressed by some new oak, but always with a marvellously bracing citrusy acidity.

The estate was founded in 1944 but has made its reputation with Chardonnay which was first planted in 1979 at about the same time that the Finns planted their first vineyard at Neudorf. Other grapes and wines are now proving popular and successful, but it is the Chardonnay which put Kumeu River on the map. All the chardonnay fruit comes from the village of Kumeu, just NW of Auckland, and is either estate-owned or estate-managed. This is a warmer climate, at the "top" of New Zealand and the wines have corresponding weight and richness, buttressed by some new oak, but always with a marvellously bracing citrusy acidity.

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