90 points, Smart Buy
“Streamlined and subtle, with fine-grained intensity to the pear, lemon blossom, orange curd and soya flavors. mineral nuances and nicely integrated oak tones fold into the finish.
“This bright, lively Chardonnay, marked by summer fruit flavors and a long finish, will be a good choice for summer sipping. It does taste a bit sweet, something that may well please many consumers, but that you should be aware of before buying it.”
“Kumeu River’s entry-level Chardonnay boasts plenty of tropical fruit and citrus flavors, all rolled into a fresh, crisp wine. It’s a simple fruit cocktail, but with well-judged balance and zesty, food-friendly acids.”