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Kumeu River Chardonnay 2007
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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Editorial Reviews for Kumeu River Chardonnay
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
Green apple of aroma, good balance of sweetness and acidity. Got a good finish.
External Reviews for Kumeu River Chardonnay
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
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
A Chardonnay wine from in New Zealand. 2007 Kumeu River Chardonnay 750ml
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