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2016 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay


$29.00 per Bottle


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"Still a Kiwi classic, Kumeu River's 2016 Estate Chardonnay features toasted grain aromas, ripe peach and nectarine flavors and a long, citrus-inflected finish. It's medium-bodied, with a plump, silky texture and up to a decade of aging potential." Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #235
(WA, 02/28/2018)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2018-2025

"Fragrant, juicy and floral up front, with pretty notes of peppery white flowers that mingle with lime, white grapefruit and apple flavors, set on a crisp, linear body. Shows plenty of tension from the vibrant acidity and lingering minerality. Drink now. 500 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/30/2018)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2018

"Quite a rich and creamy wine for this producer, but with the usual polished texture and long finish. A little bit closed on the nose right now, although some gardenia and peach notes are showing. But this is just a phase it's going through. Drink or hold. Screw cap." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 10/19/2018)

Rating: 91

"The 2016 Estate Chardonnay has a touch more fatness on the nose than the 2017, though not quite the same degree of delineation. There is a subtle waxy/resin like note here, along with a hint of orange blossom and orange pith. The palate is well balanced with the same twist of sour lemon that marks the follow-up vintage, offering good weight in the mouth and a lovely peppery flourish on the persistent finish. Very fine, although I suspect the 2017 will have the edge in the long term. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 02/01/2019)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2021-2038

"Pale straw. Slightly teenage reticence on the nose. Flinty character on the nose and some breadth on the palate. Then it tightens up – almost dries – at the end." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/21/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2019-2027

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