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2017 Kumeu River Estate ChardonnayChardonnay from New Zealand

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  • 92 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
  • 92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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92

"The 2017 Estate Chardonnay has a fresh, well-defined bouquet of citrus fruit complemented by subtle scents of brioche and almond. The palate is taut and crisp on the entry with a twist of sour lemon. Very saline in the mouth, not powerful but full of tension. The aforementioned saline tang lingers on the aftertaste. Superb - one of the best Estate releases in recent years. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London."

92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"All barrel-fermented, with 20% new oak, the 2017 Estate Chardonnay is a stellar effort. Smoky, nutty hints of roasted cashews appear on the nose, adding depth and richness to notes of peach and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's richly textured—something of a cross between creamy and sherbet-like—coming to a long, luscious finish. I don't expect it will be the longest-lived wine, but it sure is delicious."

Product Detail

Item # 112135
Country New Zealand
Region North Island
Sub-Region Auckland
Ratings

92 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

92 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color White
ABV 13.54%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla