Kumeu River

Chardonnay, Maté’s Vineyard, Kumeu

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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Maté’s Vineyard, Kumeu – 2013

eRobertParker.com
93+ points

“… lime blossom, lemon curd and yuzu with hints of fresh herbs, baker’s yeast and chalk dust. Light to medium-bodied and very tightly-knit at this youthful stage, it has fantastic intensity of citrus and mineral flavors with a very long finish.”
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2016
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Maté’s Vineyard, Kumeu – 2013

Wine Enthusiast
92 points, Cellar Selection

"Choosing favorites among Kumeu River’s Chardonnays is always difficult. The 2013 Maté’s is potentially the longest lived of this year’s releases, showcasing tight, crisp citrus fruit garnished with hints of butter, tropical fruit and mocha-like..."
Joe Czerwinski, March 1, 2016
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Maté’s Vineyard, Kumeu – 2013

The Tasting Panel
95 points

"The Brajkovich family emigrated from Croatia in the 1940s and became New Zealand wine pioneers. Juicy citrus, minerals and floral notes; refined, balanced and long."
Anthony Dias Blue, January-February 2016
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Maté’s Vineyard, Kumeu – 2013

The nose displays hints of golden queen peach and mineral notes. The flavors are concentrated while still maintaining a perfect balance and freshness that sets this wine apart. This is a wine of immense concentration that will be very long-lived.
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