On release late July, I said this about Kumeu River Estate 2020 vintage Chardonnay... “If you desire to drink world class Chardonnay and pay modestly for the pleasure... 2020 Kumeu River Estate is a wine you should hoard to enjoy 2030-2035. More than a case is recommended should finances permit.”

Much has happened since then... the elite critics of the world have applauded Kumeu River’s 2020 vintage Chardonnays... handing out massive ratings including a perfect 100/100 for Mates by Top 3 Global critic James Suckling. In just 2-weeks 2020 Mates, Hunting Hill & Coddington Chardonnays have sold out... Only Ray’s Road and the Estate remain. But as I suspected... the Estate has since racked up 95/100 James Suckling & 95/100 Wine Rater... matching Fine Wine Delivery’s 95/100 rating of late July.

Global and domestic demand for 2020 Estate has been HUGE... rapidly diminishing stocks to the point where we have received our final allocation and will get no more Estate until the release of 2021 vintage around August next year... an 11-month drought for Kumeu River and fine Chardonnay lovers.

We could take the option to resume normal retail of $35 bottle given it is in such short supply and bank the additional margin... that’s not the Fine Wine Delivery way. We are releasing our final allocation at our 24th Birthday price of $31.99... and demand will likely see it sell out today.

You are one of a select group of Fine Wine Delivery Chardonnay lovers being presented with the opportunity to grab up to a dozen bottles before it is gone. That’s right... to share the love as widely as possible and avoid stock piling we are restricting purchases to a maximum 12-bottles per customer. I know the Brajkovich family would like as many Kiwi Chardonnay lovers as possible to experience their “World Class” 2020 Estate Chardonnay.
Enjoy, JEFF

2020 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

If you desire to drink world class Chardonnay and pay modestly for the pleasure... 2020 Kumeu River Estate is a wine you should hoard to enjoy 2030-2035. More than a case is recommended should finances permit.

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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore High
Constellation Drive Superstore High

* Under Level 3 we are not able to offer our normal 2 hour Click & Collect service. You will receive an email confirming when your order is ready and waiting to be collected. Please wait for this email, do not try and collect your order before this and follow the instructions given.

FWD Co. Panel f95
James Suckling js95
Bob Campbell bc94
Cameron Douglas cd94
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Further Information

Brand Kumeu River
Region Kumeu
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2020
Country New Zealand

Description

Boasting an incredible 14 years in a row 90+ points from Robert Parker and 24/25 years 90+ from Wine Spectator. Crafted by long-time Master of Wine Michael Brajkovich MW... one of the world's finest exponents of the Chardonnay grape. Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay is an underpriced beautifully refined Chardonnay that has trounced many expensive white Burgundies in blind tastings presided over by the world’s finest critics. Styled like a Puligny Montrachet with amazing purity, a hint of luxury and seductive elegance, this 2020 possibly takes a small step up from their previously finest ever 2019 Estate release... as if that were possible. If you desire to drink world class Chardonnay with purity and precision and pay modestly for the pleasure... 2020 Kumeu River Estate is a wine you should hoard to enjoy through 2030-2035. More than one case is recommended should finances permit.

Smells

Subtle grapefruit and florals over pure peach, nectarine, biscuit, hazelnut and hints of toasty vanilla.

Tastes

Enthralling, vivacious and very concentrated. It deliciously fattens out to reveal a creamy core of mid-palate flavour before pirouetting to a long beguiling finish laced with pure stonefruit and delicious mealy, nutty complexities. A perfect array of flavour, complexity, balance and elegance. 2020 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay is not just benchmark Kiwi quality at its price... it also sets the bar globally. Enjoy with roast white meats and poultry and richer seafoods... save a glass to enjoy by itself too.

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