Another great Kiwi Chardonnay: Kumeu River Maté’s Vineyard

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Another great Kiwi Chardonnay: Kumeu River Maté’s Vineyard

Following on from the spectacular Dog Point Chardonnay I reviewed a few days ago, here’s another superb New Zealand Chardonnay. It’s from Chardonnay experts Kumeu River in west Auckland.

Kumeu River Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
13.5% alcohol. Taut, intense, citrussy nose with toast and herb notes. Very tight-wound with real focus. The palate shows some sweet peachy characters plus intensely savoury citrus, toast and fig notes. Very crisp with high acidity and structured, pithy notes. Real potential for development. 94/100 (£20 The Wine Society, Berry Bros & Rudd)

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2 thoughts on “Another great Kiwi Chardonnay: Kumeu River Maté’s Vineyard

  1. Keep’em coming Jamie! Seems we share the taste of great NZ Chardonnay. The ’07 Maté’s was awesome – now I need to follow up on this as well!

    BTW, have you had the chance to taste the ’09 Block 2 Chardonnay from Felton Road yet?

    Best,

    Niklas

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