2018 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay Auckland



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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2018
Varietal Chardonnay
Producer Kumeu River
Region Other New Zealand
Color White
Country New Zealand
Featured No

Additional Information

Weight 3.50 lbs


The nose shows the ripe peach and nutty character that we expect to see from the Estate Chardonnay. The texture is supple and with a beautiful bracing acidity on the finish. The wine is delicious now and will provide beautiful drinking over the next 6 years. -Winemaker’s Notes

Pro Reviews

Wine Spectactor (WS)


Light and crisp, with plenty of power to the lemon zest, thyme and white grapefruit flavors, set on a sleek and juicy frame. Drink now. -MW (06/30/2020)

Wine Advocate (WA)


The 2018 Estate Chardonnay delivers typical toasty-mealy aromas, plus notes of tangerine, white peach and pineapple. Medium-bodied and silky in texture, it’s a bit restrained at this stage of its evolution, but it should blossom within another six months or so, then drink well for up to a decade. -Joe Czerwinski (11/27/2019)

James Suckling (JS)


This has attractive fresh peaches and grilled pears with intensity and focus, as well as gently complex, spice and flinty nuances. The palate delivers so much supple and vibrant stone-fruit flavor. Drink now. Screw cap. -James Suckling (10/16/2019)

Vinous Media (VM)


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. — Neal Martin (02/2019)

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