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2011 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay Auckland

$24.00

909190

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2011
Varietal Chardonnay
Producer Kumeu River
Region Other New Zealand
Appellation
Color White
Country New Zealand
Featured No

Additional Information

Weight 3.5000 lbs

Description

Despite being situated well north of New Zealand’s other viticultural regions, Kumeu’s climate is kept cool thanks to its close proximity to the Tasman Sea, just 20km to the west and the Pacific Ocean 30km to the east. These two large bodies of water generate clouds, which help to moderate the climate, keeping peak summer temperatures below 30°C. These temperatures contribute to the conditions that enhance the fantastic aromas and flavours from early ripening varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. –Kumeu River Wines website

Pro Reviews

Wine Spectactor (WS)

WS90

Features rich peach and pear notes, with a butterscotch edge complemented by clean, fresh acidity. Highlights of peppery white flowers and sea salt lend this some extra charm. Drink now through 2026. 5,000 cases made.
–MW

Wine Advocate (WA)

WA91

The 2011 Estate Chardonnay is scented of white peaches and golden delicious apples with underlying hints of orange peel, lime blossoms and fresh cream. Medium-bodied with great tension in the mouth lending support to the stone fruit and yeast-laced layers, it finishes with very good length. Drink it now to 2016+. –Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Vinous Media (VM)

VM90

Pale, bright yellow. Apple, peach nectar and spicy charred oak on the nose, complicated by a sexy nutty quality; quite Burgundian. Sweet, spicy and generous, with nicely integrated acidity giving cut and a light touch to the apple and peach fruit flavors. Nicely brisk, dry and gingery on the aftertaste, with a salty nuance. Well balanced, substantial chardonnay to enjoy now or over the next few years.

— Stephen Tanzer

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