Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2008, Kumeu, Auckland, North Island

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Auckland, New Zealand

$28.90 (640383)

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July 07, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of the legendary chardonnays of New Zealand - a mature, yellow-gold dynamo with a very intense, oxidative...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A highly concentrated and aromatic Chardonnay with gorgeous peach and floral notes. Palate shows well integrated oak...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Extends the North Island vineyard’s reputation as top niche producer. Smell and taste replay of match lit,...

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Community Reviews (3)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

Beautiful golden yellow in color, this Chardonnay opens up with aromas of grapefruit, peach, lemon peel, nutty, honey and light pineapple notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied (alcohol coming in at 13.5%), dry, good weight with a great mix of citrus, tropical fruit and lively acidity. The finish on this wine is very refreshing with plenty of citrus fruit and a touch of honey and light caramel. Fans of cool climate and moderate use of oak Chardonnay will find plenty to like in this wine, very enjoyable.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

A good chardonnay, but nothing too on par with their 2007 from Mate's vineyard. Nice oak flavours. A little acidity could be detected. Good finish. Tasted November 2012.

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Citrus, pear, nutty and green apple on the nose with citrus, hazelnuts and pear on the palate with nice zesty acidity on the palate and the long nutty finish.
Tasted March, 2013.

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