Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2020
Kumeu's visitekaartje: 95 punten Suckling!
- SmaakprofielRijk & Complex
- HerkomstNieuw-Zeeland, Auckland
Een Must Try voor elke liefhebber!
Per glas geschonken bij sterrenzaken als The Jane** in Antwerpen en de Treeswijkhoeve** in Waalre.
'Intense and complex chardonnay with lemons and peaches, as well as pastry and fresh cream. The palate is stacked with ripe-peach flavor and fresher, citrus tones and has complex, layered texture. Classy wine.' (James Suckling, 95/100)
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- Risotto al Funghi
Intense and complex chardonnay with lemons and peaches, as well as pastry and fresh cream. The palate is stacked with ripe-peach flavor and fresher, citrus tones and has complex, layered texture. Classy wine.
MS 94/100 punten
Instantly appealing with aromas of ripe fruit and lees, very pretty and quite floral. There's an oyster shell like fragrance, saline and mineral. Delicious, fresh, ripe and complex. A wine with layers of ripe citrus and apple, white peach. A fine lees adds to the mouthfeel and length. Silky texture, fine appealing acidity, very lengthy and fine. Drinking well now and through 2026+. Punches above weight and style for value and appeal. Easily the best Estate expression produced.
Bob Campbell MW
Rich, textural and silken chardonnay with tree fruit, peach, nectarine, toast and brioche flavours. Seamless wine with a backbone of bright acidity helping to drive a lengthy finish. A stylish, polished chardonnay.
There's a sense of calm to the 2020 Chardonnay Estate, a blend of six different sites. It is mellow, offering a plump cushion of Chardonnay goodness on the midpalate but not becoming heavy nor opulent, its youthful edge and fresh acidity tying it together into a precise finish. It offers classic subtle Chardonnay characters of Golden Delicious apple, white nectarine and a mere whiff of oak-derived smokiness. Well constructed, satisfying and elegant.
Jancis Robinson MW
Spontaneous fermentation of hand-picked grapes, whole-bunch pressed. Lightly but not excessively reductive on the nose. Already quite expansive on the nose with beautiful impact on the palate: citrus, blossom and really neat acidity without much astringency. Elegant and racy – almost lightweight on the mid palate and then it is impressively persistent. A thorough delight already. Very Good Value.