This is an interesting wine. You wouldn’t expect to find this in the UK, such is the small scale of its production, but Sam Harrop brought me back a bottle from a recent visit he made to New Zealand, which was very thoughtful of him.
It’s from Kennedy Point, in Waiheke Island – an interesting place for growing wine grapes, it seems. (See my report on a visit there last year.) And it’ an intriguing wine: initially, it seems quite simple, but after giving it a bit of attention, all sorts of interesting facets start to emerge. Production is organic.
Kennedy Point Cuvee Eve Chardonnay 2009 Waiheke Island, New Zealand
A textural Chardonnay, showing elegant peach, pear and melon fruit with a hint of toastiness, and some fine, spicy, structural elements. Combines richness of texture and ripe fruit with elegance and refinement. The fruit sweetness is offset by delicate citrus notes on the finish. I really like it. 92/100
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