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Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015

$44.99
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$34.99

SKU 15518

750ml

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The quantity of Estate Chardonnay for 2015 is less than expected due to spring frost and poor flowering. The summer of 2015 and due to the low yield this wine has remarkable depth and intensity. The nose is immediately fragrant and peachy, the texture rich and lingering with a beautiful bracing acidity on the finish. The wine is delicious now but with this level of concentration and complexity it certainly will be very long-lived.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country New Zealand
Region Auckland
Appellation Kumeu
Brand Kumeu River
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Estate Chardonnay is more open-knit and less taut than the single vineyard wines, with an expressive nose of ripe nectarines, pink grapefruit and guava, plus underlying notes of baking bread and ginger. Medium-bodied, it offers richness and good depth in the mouth with an approachable, refreshing backbone and great harmony.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2016
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Wine EnthusiastThe estate blend is a terrific value in this vintage, coming close to equaling the quality of the single-vineyard wines. Grilled pineapple and melon notes feature a strong acid line that drives through into a long finish.

Joe Czerwinski, July 1, 2017
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorLinear, with a focused profile of lime sherbet, lemon verbena and Meyer lemon flavors that are polished and vibrant. Shows plenty of intensity on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, May 31, 2017