Buy of the Week NZ

Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2016, Kumeu, NZD $18.99

2016 was a moderately challenging vintage but Village Chardonnay is better than ever. Their new cross-flow filter has given added hi-fidelity to the wine according to winemaker, Michael Brajkovich. Lemon, pineapple and peach flavours with good weight and a bone-dry, and slightly grippy, finish. Purity and power. (Screwcap)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Cloudy Bay clams, dashi & forage seaweed

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ); Dan Murphy’s stores nationally (AU); Déjà vu Wine Co (AU distributor)

Ranked #28 of 82 2016 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Good Buy Rating: Good

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