2007 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • WE 90
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2007 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2010
There's an intense peach and butterscotch character on the nose with notes of lemon curd and honeysuckle plus a touch of ginger nut. Medium bodied with crisp acid and great concentration it has a long finish. -LPB
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2009
#41 on Wine Spectator Top 100 (2009). Bright tangy and elegant this vibrant wine has grapefruit and pineapple flavors at the fore picking up apple and spice as the finish lingers effortlessly. Drink now through 2017. -HS
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, July 2010
Kumeu River's Estate bottling remains among the finest in New Zealand beautifully balancing oak and fruit in an intricate ballet of toast vanilla melon and pineapple. It's full bodied and round in the mouth with no harsh... Kumeu River's Estate bottling remains among the finest in New Zealand beautifully balancing oak and fruit in an intricate ballet of toast vanilla melon and pineapple. It's full bodied and round in the mouth with no harsh or discordant notes on the lingering finish.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2010
Cool. Youthful, wet-wool sort of nose. Lovely fresh yet ripe fruit on the palate. A very nice package. Real pleasure for current drinking even if New World Chardonnay is, oddly, a category that relatively rarely seems to... Cool. Youthful, wet-wool sort of nose. Lovely fresh yet ripe fruit on the palate. A very nice package. Real pleasure for current drinking even if New World Chardonnay is, oddly, a category that relatively rarely seems to come my way at the moment. 17+/20
JJB 92
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
With a straw color and initially intense aromas of tropical fruits emanating from the glass a bit of aeration adds some complex notes of sandstone minerality and citrus rind to the bouquet. Medium-full bodied with clean... With a straw color and initially intense aromas of tropical fruits emanating from the glass a bit of aeration adds some complex notes of sandstone minerality and citrus rind to the bouquet. Medium-full bodied with clean and bright flavors the wine flows across the palate with youthful pineapple and mango notes. Despite the intensity the well appointed acids helps to keep it from becoming dense or cloying while also focusing the fruit. The intensity ratchets up a bit towards the backpalate transitioning into a fruit filled finish which is supported by a fine layer of chalky minerals. With six years age this is still a vibrant and youthful wine and clearly belies the fact that it underwent 100% barrel fermentation.