Chardonnay for the cellar

Kumeu-River-Hunting-Hill-Chardonnay-2014Kumeu River 2014 Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Kumeu NZD $60

Crisp, high energy Chardonnay with citrus, lemon, wet stone mineral, cashew nut, bran biscuit and spicy oak. 25% new oak – deliberately less toasty. Gives a nod in the direction Burgundy. Fresh and lingering finish. Very pure wine with subtle power. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on bobcampbell.nz

Aging: now-2023

Food match: Salmon confit, Flash smoked

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Kumeu River, Kumeu

Ranked #8 of 101 2014 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $59.99 Avg 96pt 2014 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

 

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