2019 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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JS 94 BC 93 WA 93 WE 92 WS 92 VN 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, November 2020

This vintage punches well above its weight division with such complex and expertly curated style. Peach, nectarine, lemon and grapefruit aromas with flinty and pithy allure. The palate has a core of intense peach and...
BC 93

MW Bob Campbell, July 2020

Solid, sturdy chardonnay with plenty of weight and concentration. Peppery tannins with grapefruit, stone fruit and a hint of oak. Slightly grippy phenolics together with fruity acidity offer a firm structure.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021

Boasting signature scents of toasted hazelnuts and white peaches, the 2019 Estate Chardonnay is a classic example of the house style. Medium to full-bodied, it somehow manages to be creamy and zesty at the same time, with...
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, September 2021

Kumeu's estate Chard walks a tightrope of textural richness and delicate fruit. Along with the barrel influence, it exudes notes of melon, citrus, florals and damp, salty undertones like seashells at high tide. In the...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, April 2021

Supple, with a hint of sweet butter that mingles with marmalade, orange blossom, lemon sherbet, and lemongrass flavors. Complex and expressive, with a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2028. 7,000 cases made, 750...
VN 91

Vinous, November 2020

The estate Chardonnay is a blend of six different vineyards with approximately 20% fermented in new oak barrels. Texturally, this cuvée offers a sense of flow; it is relaxed in its own skin but provides welcome tension on...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region Auckland
Sub-region Kumeu
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Screw Cap