Kumeu River Village Chardonnay Auckland 2016 – $
Light gold colour. 13.5% alc.
Lovely elegant and expressive nose. Slighlty reductive. Crisp open lifted citris aromas, light stone fruit – unripe apricot – green apple and mint.
Lively and fresh to drink. Crips acid, tingly mouthfeel, mouthewatering, mint again, and complexly layered. Slightly bitter and spicy finish.
This is a wine that really over delivers for its price. Excellent value, just delicious.
Highly Recommended 92 points
Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay Kumeu 2015 – $$$
14% alc. Pale gold colour.
Clear, clean yet complex citrus on the nose, layered and sweet. Stonefruit. Fine and elegant.
The bouquet translates to fresh and crisp sweet citrus flavours, racey acidity, mouthwatering. Ripe peach and lemon sharpness, a brusque finish. Very moreish. Very long, with alcohol heat producing tingling in my gums.
This is a good food wine, and a great aperitif.
BTW this is the best photo that the Prisma app has produced for me so far. Do you agree?
Highly Recommended 91 points
This month’s purchase for the cellar is a brace of the Bragato Wine Awards 2016 Champion Wine of the Show Trophy and Champion Single Vineyard Wine…
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay Auckland 2014 – $$$ – drink 2019-2022
From the Cellar: Kumeu River Coddington SV Chardonnay Auckland 2010 – $$$+
At a long-ago KR tasting, this was my favourite Chardonnay, from the Coddington single vineyard, so I saved up and bought a bottle. I opened it tonight to celebrate putting my old house on the market…
Pale gold. 13.5% alc.
Fine and perfumed. Oily, even.
Tertiary flavours – unctuous. Fine line of citrus throughout. Biscuity. A sharp finish with apples at the death. Superb wine at a good age. Suited the Mac Cheese dinner. too.
This was where I picked up the pieces after my separation. Thanks for the good memories, House…