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Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2017

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2017

In his article "To Paint A Picture: Kumeu River Chardonnay 2006-2017", Neal Martin wrote "Amongst the very best Chardonnay producers in the world is KumeuRiver in New Zealand. Their Chardonnays were put to the test a few years ago when several were assessed blind, intermixed with some very serious Puligny-Montrachetsand Meursaults. Kumeu River triumphed to such an extent that it became almost embarrassing. And to think that you can buy an entire case of Kumeu Riverfor the cost of a single bottle of some Grand Crus.Kumeau Chardonnays are one of the best Burgundian style Chardonnays outside of France, and this Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay is no exception. The qualitylevel is off the charts in a very unassuming package. Everything is lovingly executed from wild yeast fermentation to barrel selection. These wines canage just like 1er Cru and Grand Cru white Burgundy. Any questions?
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4 out of 5 based on 25 user ratings

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James Suckling: "This emanates a sense of vibrant fruit from the outset with white-nectarine and light mango aromas, laced with yellow-grapefruitand stony, savory nuances. The palate has plenty of flavor in the yellow-peach spectrum. Fleshy, fresh and juicy right the way through. Drink now. Screwcap." Oct 2018Robert Parker, Jrs Wine Advocate: "All barrel-fermented, with 20 percent 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,its richly texturedsomething of a cross between creamy and sherbet-likecoming to a long, luscious finish. I dont expect it will be thelongest-lived wine, but it sure is delicious. Drink 2019-2026.As always, the 2017 Chardonnays here are stunning, as proven by the numerous blind tastings Brajkovich has held, pitting his wines against premier cruBurgundies. These are wines not to be missed by Chardonnay lovers." Feb 2019Antonio Gallonis Vinous:"The 2017 Estate Chardonnay has a fresh, well-defined bouquet of citrus fruit complemented by subtle scentsof 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. Drink 2020-2037." Feb 2019Winery: "The 2017 vintage was cool and windy with some weather episodes during harvest. This made hand harvesting crucial in maintainingthe standard of the Estate Chardonnay that we have set for this wine. The nose is immediately fragrant, a hallmark of 2017, with a touch of citrus andpeach. The texture supple and with a beautiful bracing acidity on the finish. The wine is delicious now and will provide beautiful drinking over the next6 years." Bottle 750ml, screw cap Varietal 100 percent Chardonnay Alcohol 14.0 percent Total Acidity 5.6g/L pH 3.21 Aging 11 months in barrel Region Auckland, New Zealand
SKU: WFW-9841427812021-03-31

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