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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
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
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
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.