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Wine Advocate Reviews - Lisa Perrotti Brown Issue #222

26 January 16

2014 Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay
RATING: 93 points
PRODUCER: Kumeu River visit the producer

With a savory, struck match undercurrent, the 2014 Coddington Chardonnay has a core of lemons, fresh grapefruit and yuzu with a touch of pineapple. Medium bodied and still quite tightly wound at this youthful stage, it gives and refreshing acid backbone throughout the long finish. It should age beautifully over the next 6-8 years+.

2014 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay
RATING: 91 points
PRODUCER: Kumeu River visit the producer

The 2014 Estate Chardonnay gives a lot of character and bang for your buck, offering ripe peach, lemon curd and honeysuckle notes with an allspice undercurrent. Medium-bodied, the palate has spot-on intensity and balance with a fine acid backbone delivering the long stone fruit and citrus laced finish.

2014 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay
RATING: 94 points
PRODUCER: Kumeu River visit the producer

The 2014 Hunting Hill Chardonnay has a white peach, spiced apple and honeyed pear nose with hints of ginger, brioche and almonds. Medium-bodied, the silken textured palate gives layer upon layer of stone fruit and savoury flavors plus excellent persistence.

2014 Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay
RATING: 94+ points
PRODUCER: Kumeu River visit the producer

The 2014 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay delivers wonderful intensity with fragrant lemon, orange blossom and grapefruit aromas plus crushed stones, flint, toast and yeast extract hints. Medium-bodied, the palate is filled with vibrant citrus flavours and great acidity, finishing with excellent.


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