Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Kumeu, New Zealand 2011

Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Kumeu, New Zealand 2011


Juicy flavors in the beginning with green apple, pear and lemon zest is followed by toast, vanilla, sweet ginger and honeycomb. Complex, refreshing Chardonnay with a long finish. Only 1,000 cases made.

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95 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, M.W./Robert Parker's, The Wine Advocate: “If you can taste history, duty, and family pride in a glass, it’s there in the Kumeu River Chardonnays...now producing some of New Zealand’s greatest Chardonnays, not to mention the world’s.” "Wow – the 2011 Hunting Hill Chardonnay shows off an incredible nose of exotic fruits, spices and savories including mango, guava, pineapple paste and yeast extract over touches of brioche, cashews, fresh ginger, cinnamon toast and coriander seed with a whiff of honeysuckle. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, this Chardonnay is one for the hedonists as it offers an array of tropical fruit and spice flavours balanced by racy acidity and a finish with great length."


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Kumeu River is a New Zealand wine estate located just outside the town of Kumeu. It is particularly known for its Burgundian-style Chardonnay. The wines are critics' favourites, and the 2014 Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay was named one of the 50 best releases of 2015 by The Wine Advocate.   

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Kumeu is a wine-growing sub-region of Auckland in New Zealand's North Island. The small towns of Kumeu, Huapai and Waimauku, are home to a handful of boutique wineries and the head offices of some of New Zealand's biggest wine brands. Elegant white wines made here from Chardonnay are widely regarded to be some of New Zealand's best.

The Chardonnay made in Kumeu has achieved something of a cult status worldwide.