Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2012
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Village Chardonnay has notes of apricots, honey, baking bread and a hint of nutmeg. Laced with citrusy crispness, medium-bodied and with a wonderfully silken texture, it offers a long minerally finish. Fantastic value.
Wine SpectatorTangy lemon and lime notes are juicy and refreshing, with grapefruit pith, green apple and rosemary flavors on a light body, showing a touch of minerality. Delivers terrific intensity, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now. 7,500 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastKumeu River's entry-level Chardonnay is an easy introduction the house style, and perfect for high-end by-the-glass service. While it lacks the richness and toast of its stablemates, it delivers ample apple, pear and citrus flavors, gaining focus and displaying fine length.