Kumeu River 2020 Kumeu Village Chardonnay
Kumeu Village is the introduction to the range of world class Chardonnays from Kumeu River. In 2020 the boundary of quality has been pushed further than ever before, so much so that we reckon it's now as good as the Estate Chardonnay was a few years ago. The wine has the hallmark of elegance and complexity with the Burgundy-like aromas running through its veins, positively pulsating with energy. Comparing to the 2019, the fruit spectrum is darker, riper, but has juicy acidity to provide it with some backbone.
"Surprisingly rich nose. Fine, appetising, crisp palate with just a little chewiness still evident at this point. There's a suggestion of sweet grapefruit juice. Really clean, fresh and long". Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com