Taut, mouth-watering chardonnay in a rather Burgundian style, with a nice blend of fruit, oyster-shell, toast, spice and nutty oak flavours. Good weight and concentration. Accessible now but should respond well to a little bottle age. Bob Campbell MW
This wine manages to walk the tightrope of richness and finesse, and it does it with swagger. It's no surprise that this powerful, highly concentrated Chardonnay was fermented in new oak barrels after a hiatus in 2018 – it certainly has the stuffing to take it. Hunting Hill is Kumeu's most reductive Chardonnay but its influence remains subtle, bringing the merest flint note and added tension to the nectarine and lemon peel flavors. Poised and well judged. Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
Region: Auckland, New Zealand
Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Critic Rating: Bob Campbell 97 Points, Vinous 95 Points
Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2028
Remark: Price has increased for this new shipment due to the rising cost of logistic during this pandemic.