Kumeu River Chardonnay Maté’s Vineyard 2019

Chardonnay from Marlborough, New Zealand
JS 98
V 96
14.0% ABV
Item # 703198

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98 points James Suckling: "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. Screw cap. (11/10/20)"

96 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "Tightly coiled, this focused and athletic Chardonnay needs to be put away in a cool, dark cellar in the 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 lengthy finish. Drink: 2020-2030. (Nov 2020)"
98 points James Suckling: "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. Screw cap. (11/10/20)"

96 points Rebecca Gibb, MW (Vinous): "Tightly coiled, this focused and athletic Chardonnay needs to be put away in a cool, dark cellar in the 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 lengthy finish. Drink: 2020-2030. (Nov 2020)"
Product SKU 703198
Producer Kumeu River
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 14.0%
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