Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
'Who could resist this? New Zealand Chardonnay at its finest.' (Jancis Robinson)
- SmaakprofielRijk & complex
- HerkomstNieuw-Zeeland, Auckland
Een benchmark voor Nieuw-Zeelandse Chardonnay
'Fuller than the Hunting Hill but with much more framework and tension than the Coddington. Already so pleasing! With that extra breadth plus undertow. Fantastic length. Creamy texture. One for hedonists – by which I don’t mean it’s at all sweet. But it’s richer than the Hunting Hill yet still has that New Zealand purity of fruit. Who could resist this? New Zealand Chardonnay at its finest. Perhaps slightly less burgundian than the Hunting Hill.' (Jancis Robinson, 17,5/20)
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- Risotto met Truffel
|Smaakprofiel||Rijk & complex|
|Op dronk vanaf||2021|
|Op dronk tot||2030|
This has a very complex array of fruit, from lemon and grapefruit through white and yellow peach and nectarine, then into mango notes. There’s a little honey and nougat, as well as a minerally edge. The palate has intense flavors that follow the aromas and aligns them in a textural masterpiece of elegant length and discreet power. Smart wine. Drink or hold.
Cameron Douglas MS
Tense, ripe, pure, mineral, finesse, charm and beguiling. This is the best Mate’s I have encountered - the vintage says it all - aromas and flavours of apples and peaches, citrus of grapefruit and lemon then layers of new-ish wood adding in texture, harmony, tension and length. The acidity is ripe and almost sweet to the taste also suggesting a light saline note. The palate is full and lengthy, pure and generous. Available from August - put your name down for a case. Best drinking likely beginning 2022 through 2032. This is highest score I have ever awarded a New Zealand Chardonnay - this wine is simply fantastic!
Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)
Tightly coiled, this focused and athletic Chardonnay needs to be put away in a cool, dark cellar in het medium term to allow it to unwind. A little shy on the nose, presenting melon, beeswax and subtle oak-derived nutty characters, it has an excellent core of concentration. There is a fine, silken texture on the focused and layered midpalate. Produced from the Mendoza clone, which is prone to hens and chicks. Invigorating acidity provides momentum on the lenghty finish.
Wonderfully complex and stylish, offering toasted brioche, baked apple and poached pear notes that show details of cardamom, white flowers, matcha, with a fresh thread of acidity to amplify the intensity of flavor.