Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)

Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)

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New Zealand
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$106.00
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$106.00
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The peach-inflected 2019 Hunting Hill Chardonnay is considerably plusher and more generous than the Coddington. Medium to full-bodied, the mouthfeel is welcoming and silky, the flavors ranging from yellow peach and grilled pineapple to toasted hazelnuts and even a touch of honey, balanced on the lengthy finish by bright citrus notes. Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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

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

Region: Auckland, New Zealand

Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95 Points, Vinous 95 Points, Bob Campbell 97 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2021 - 2030