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2010 Chardonnays Released

05 February 13

Many of our customers have been asking when we will be releasing the 2010 Kumeu River Chardonnays. Well, the wines are now released and customers have been quick to get in and buy their favourites. These spectacular Chardonnays are now available for purchase on the Kumeu River website here

We delayed the release of these as long as possible due to the tiny nature of the 2010 vintage that was affected by a spring frost in September 2009. The quality of the wines is magnificent but unfortunately the quantity available miniscule. In some cases the yield was less than half of what we usually expect.

The wines have already been reviewed by The Wine Advocate and in the report on New Zealand by Lisa Perrotti Brown MW quite rightly talks at length about New Zealand Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc but the two top wines of her tasting are both Chardonnays and we are pleased to say that both of them are from Kumeu River. The 2010 Hunting Hill and Mate’s Vineyard both scored the highest marks of 94 points. The Coddington and Estate Chardonnays received 92 and 91points respectively.

You can read our own tasting notes as well as the Wine Advoctate reviews from Lisa Perrotti Brown MW here


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