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Reviews for 2019

July 2019 - New Zealand

July 2019 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Kumeu River Vineyard 2017 Estate Chardonnay
94 points
$35
Golden straw color. Aromas of pineapple, roasted peach, vanilla gelato, freshly grated nutmeg, and suede with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long lemon chiffon and artisan toffee finish with well-integrated, soft, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. An elegant, creamy Chardonnay with seamless complexity and style.
Kumeu Village 2017  Chardonnay
89 points
$20
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden apple, dried pineapple, vanilla candies, jasmine tea, and spearmint with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, brisk finish with accents of ripe sweet citrus and flint. A soft and elegantly understated Chardonnay.
Kumeu Village 2018  Pinot Noir
84 points
$20
Light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherry and raspberry, tobacco leaf, jute, and charcoal with a lean, bright, dry light body and a polished, medium-length finish with notes of slate, tea, and thyme. A steely and lean Pinot Noir.
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