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2009 Kumeu River Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard

  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA94
  • WS92
  • NM

Reviews

WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2009 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay has a beautifully expressive and complex nose already, with notes of ripe apples, white peaches, butterscotch and pineapple over savory undertones of croissant, crushed nuts and... The 2009 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay has a beautifully expressive and complex nose already, with notes of ripe apples, white peaches, butterscotch and pineapple over savory undertones of croissant, crushed nuts and yeast extract plus a whiff of struck match and wet pebbles. Medium bodied with a beautiful satiny quality to the texture, the fruit remains a bit tight though very concentrated with crisp acid to enliven and a long layered finish. Consider drinking it 2013 to 2019+. --Lisa Perotti-Brown
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2012
Aromatic, soft and supple, with honey, butterscotch and toasted brioche notes that are as intense as they appear effortless. This delivers plenty of lemon and pear flavors, with a long finish. Drink now through 2016... Aromatic, soft and supple, with honey, butterscotch and toasted brioche notes that are as intense as they appear effortless. This delivers plenty of lemon and pear flavors, with a long finish. Drink now through 2016. 1,000 cases made. --MaryAnn Worobiec
NM
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, January 2012
Don't look at the label because you would swear you were drinking a well-crafted Chassagne-Montrachet. Bright, golden hue. Aromas of spiced caramelized pears and green apples leads to a palate remarkable for its... Don't look at the label because you would swear you were drinking a well-crafted Chassagne-Montrachet. Bright, golden hue. Aromas of spiced caramelized pears and green apples leads to a palate remarkable for its Burgundian, creamy cashew nut flavors. The creamy texture is enrobed by a fine spine of acidity that follows through on the incredibly long finish. This wine has shown consistent potential for further development, and this release will evolve admirably for the next 3-5 years. Bring on the grilled lobster and drawn butter!

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