Kumeu River

Kumeu, New Zealand

Chardonnay, Coddington, Kumeu – 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • This wine is produced from a vineyard owned by Tim and Angela Coddington whose grapes have contributed to the blend of Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay since 1998. It is a vineyard that produces very rich and unctuous Chardonnay that we have long believed could make an excellent single vineyard wine. In 2006 we decided to give Coddington single vineyard status to reflect this vineyard’s unique character.

    • Cultivation: Sustainable
  • Vinification

    • Whole-bunch pressed
      Indigenous-yeast fermentation
      100% barrel fermentation
      100% malolactic fermentation
      Aged 11 months in barrel


  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
  • Tasting Notes

    • Usually the most flamboyant wine when young, the 2015 Coddington is rich, opulent and generous. Silky and concentrated, the character of the 2015 vintage really comes through on the palate. Refreshing acidity with a long and intense finish.



  • Kumeu River Chardonnay, Coddington – 2015 – James Suckling – 95 Points

    Deep and rich candied-citrus nose with hints of hazelnuts and fresh herbs. Serious richness and concentration, yet so vibrant and crisp through the very long, mineral finish. Delicious now, but with a bright future ahead of it. Drink or hold. Screw c

  • Chardonnay, Coddington, Kumeu – 2015 – 94 points – James Suckling

    "Peach fruit aromas are at their seductive best here. The warmth of sweetly spicy and toasty oak adds plenty of interest, too. Masses of fleshy, palate-soaking presence in the mouth, while acid zips around below like an underground rail network, unseen and yet essential to everything working. The phenolics are spot on. Lemon cream finish. Drink now."

  • Chardonnay, Coddington, Kumeu – 2015 – 90 points – Wine Spectator Online

    “Toasted hazelnut notes linger in the background of the crisp lemon meringue and pear flavors. Detailed and persistent on the long finish, where the spice accents crescendo.”

  • Chardonnay, Coddington, Kumeu – 2015 – 93 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Usually the bigger, more opulent of the Kumeu River Chardonnays, the 2015 version of the Coddington is medium to full in weight, but strikingly focused and vibrant. Bacony smoke notes frame white peach flavors, finishing long.”