White

2018 Kumeu River Chardonnay Estate

Chardonnay

  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Auckland
  • Kumeu
Drink between 2020 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • slywka7 wrote: 90 points

    September 10, 2022 - Nose of hazelnut, mineral, hint of lime, poached pear and cracker. Flavors of mineral, lemon zest, sour patch kid, lime and star fruit. Ends with a 15+ second finish with minera and quince notes. Had a little weirdness to it when I first opened it but after that drank pretty nice.

  • Rhone Rick Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 16, 2021 - I guess I had their Mâté’s vineyard on my mind when I opened it & was initially disappointed. Per the other notes, this wine has crispness and minerality, with a tropical candy finish. Nice.. but lacks the substance & finish of their higher end label.

  • Amberissey Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 13, 2021 - PnP. Highly mineral on the nose with some lemon zest. Silky mouth texture with lemon and lime citrus and delicate oak. White grapefruit on the second glass. Maybe a little salinity. Citrus zest on the finish. All beautifully in balance. Burgundian. Intensity a little lacking which remained overnight, but this is an excellent, great value, Chardonnay. I’m looking forward to trying KR’s single vineyard options.

  • A_rytter wrote:

    June 23, 2021 - Nose of white melon, some lime, slight stones. Some acidity in taste, wet gravel, sligth fat fruit.

  • Veg Likes this wine:

    June 18, 2021 - Really liked this. Nice balance, not too heavy but some weight to it. Certainly ready to drink.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Kumeu River
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region North Island
  • SubRegion Auckland
  • Appellation Kumeu
  • UPC Code 9416504004641

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 465 (53%)
  • Consumed 407 (46%)

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