Kumeu River Chardonnay, Coddington – 2016 – James Suckling – 94 Points
Quite a rich wine with some caramel and plenty of dried-pear character. At once creamy and well-structured, this is pretty concentrated chardonnay that can easily stand next to burgundian Premier Crus from top producers. Long, citrusy finish that makes a bold statement. Drink or hold. Screw cap.