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2016 Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay

Astonishing concentration, allied with the balance of a gymnast. As good as Chardonnay gets in New Zealand - and arguably, the world!

2016 Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay

Astonishing concentration, allied with the balance of a gymnast. As good as Chardonnay gets in New Zealand - and arguably, the world!

$69.99

per bottle

Elsewhere $77.99
  • Bottle
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FWDC 96/100 Bob Campbell MW 96/100
44% Off

2016 Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay

Astonishing concentration, allied with the balance of a gymnast. As good as Chardonnay gets in New Zealand - and arguably, the world!

FWDC 96/100 Bob Campbell MW 96/100

Description

Mate (pronounced matty) was the patriarch of the Brajkovich family and he reworked this vineyard in 1990, 2 years before his sad passing. The first grapes were harvested and in 1994 the first Mates Vineyard wine was released on the 50th anniversary of the family's arrival in Kumeu. It has the rare distinction of being the only Kumeu River vineyard still planted in Mendoza clone and each year it makes some of the country's most thrilling and long-lived Chardonnay.

Smells

Distinctly smoky and flinty on the nose, with nougat, peach, floral and spice notes.

Tastes

Complex, weighty and even slightly salty on the palate, with toasty flavours and clean, soft acid framing the creamy palate, this Chardonnay calls for food in its youth and reverence in its maturity. A very special wine dedicated to a very special man - sells out every year so get your 6-pack promptly. It is famous for cellaring particularly well too - 10 years+ with ease.

BrandKumeu River

RegionKumeu

VarietalChardonnay

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.0%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand

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