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    Kumeu River

    The Brajkovich family relocated from Croatia and soon became the founding family of the wine industry in New Zealand. After years of growth and development, producing over 250,000 bottles a year. Kumeu River are internationally recognised for establishing fine quality non-Burgundy Chardonnay.

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    12 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2007 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,067.74
    2007

    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2007 (6x150cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2007 Coddington Chardonnay has an outstanding, complex bouquet of dried honey, flint, pressed white flowers and quince, all beautifully defined and focused. The fresh, vibrant palate offers crisp acidity, orange zest mixed with apricot and a light touch of white pepper. It feels very harmonious and persistent. This is the best mature Coddington Chardonnay I have tasted. Just superb. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 6x150cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,067.74
    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2013 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £746.14
    2013

    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2013 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2013 Coddington Chardonnay has one of the most Burgundy-like aromatics of recent years, well defined with touches of smoke and granite. The balanced palate offers a saline entry, moderate acidity, hints of tangy marmalade and clementine and a nicely poised, lightly spiced finish. Very fine. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £746.14
    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £512.14
    2014

    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    The 2014 Coddington Chardonnay has an attractive, slightly waxy, yellow flower and peach skin bouquet that takes time to unfold, but it is worth the wait. The palate is fresh and well balanced with a fine line of acidity and gorgeous white peach and Japanese yuzu notes toward the mineral-driven finish. An outstanding release from Kumeu River. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £512.14
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £762.94
    2015

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    The 2015 Hunting Hill Chardonnay displays a youthful restraint, yet nonetheless delivers an exciting array of stone fruit, pink grapefruit, ginger and marzipan notes with subtle hints of orange blossoms, crushed stones and lightly buttered toast. Medium bodied and tightly woven, is has a lively backbone supportting the generous flavor layers, finishing with great length and depth. As usual - just gorgeous!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £762.94
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £431.27
    2017

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Very floral and quite toasty in the nose, this is already very attractive, in spite of its youth. Sleek yet polished with stunning concentration and vibrant acidity driving the very long, tight finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £431.27
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £346.07
    2021

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)

    Matthew Jukes (18.5+)

    The winemaking regime is identical to the preceding wines – hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed, wild yeast fermented in 100% oak, and it spends 11 months in barrel (25% new) after malo. This time, a piercingly fresh bouquet is driven along briskly by a strident citrus theme. Super-tasty, really long and with an amazing volume of flavour, this is my favourite of the ‘Premier Cru’ wines. Grab some now, for fear of missing out. You can drink it today without the wine police visiting you, but it will sing in a couple of years and hold easily for a decade!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    8-10 weeks

    Auckland 6x75cl 2 18.5+ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £346.07
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay Kumeu 2014 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £747.34
    2014

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay Kumeu 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    The 2014 Hunting Hill Chardonnay has a beautifully defined bouquet of mineral-soaked citrus fruit, flint and white flowers, subtle but extremely focused. The well-balanced palate offers a fine bead of acidity, discreet touches of apricot and ginger and superb depth toward the finish. A spicy residue lingers long after the wine has departed. This is yet another brilliant release from Kumeu. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £747.34
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £932.14
    2014

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    The 2014 Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay has a riveting, brilliantly defined bouquet of oyster shell, citrus peel and apple blossom, all very penetrating and focused. The palate is well balanced with superbly pitched acidity and well-integrated oak. There is real depth and persistence to this Chardonnay, yet there is also an effortless feel, as if it knows how good it is. World-class stuff. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    1-2 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £932.14
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £880.54
    2015

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (94+)

    The 2015 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay is a cracking example of this vineyard/vintage, starting with a youthfully reticent nose of lemon curd, grapefruit juice and peach blossoms with hints of crushed stones, lime leaves and brioche. The medium-bodied palate is tightly wound with an electric backbone of freshness supporting the intense citrus and mineral flavors, finishing with great length. It needs another 3-4 years in bottle to really get into its groove.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £880.54
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,093.67
    2020

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (97)

    The Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard, appears to have gone on a yoga retreat in 2020: not only is its usual powerful self, but it's remarkably zen too, exuding a sense of calmness. It is full-bodied, round and offers fruit ripeness, but the propensity of the Mendoza clone to hen-and-chicks means that it retains a sense of nerve, with powerful citrusy acidity providing the needle that pulls a tight thread through this wine's core. The 2020 is still far too young, and it is aromatically shy, but even in its full mature glory, it won't exhibit aromatic fireworks – nor should it. This is Chardonnay. Okay, you might detect lemon and limes, white flowers and just-ripe white nectarine, with 30% new oak imbuing an additional layer of savoriness, but when it comes down to it, this wine's trump card is in its shape, texture and persistence.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Auckland 6x75cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,093.67
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £361.67
    2021

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)

    Matthew Jukes (18.5+)

    Again, hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed, wild yeast fermented in 100% oak, and it spends 11 months in barrel (this time, 30% new) after malo. The persistence, energy and purity of flavour are staggering, yet this is a refreshing, uplifting wine. The power-to-weight ratio is staggering. It is like ripping out the seats, the instrument panel, the entire interior, the wheel trims, the wing mirrors and all other irrelevant items from your favourite sports car and understanding that this will only improve performance! And it does. This mightily impressive wine is a baby, but there is no pressure here to crack on and open this wine. Take your time. The moment will come, and it will race away across your palate to cheers and whoops of joy.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    8-10 weeks

    Auckland 6x75cl 1 18.5+ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £361.67
    Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2021 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £267.34
    2021

    Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2021 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £267.34
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2007 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £863.00
    2007

    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2007 (6x150cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2007 Coddington Chardonnay has an outstanding, complex bouquet of dried honey, flint, pressed white flowers and quince, all beautifully defined and focused. The fresh, vibrant palate offers crisp acidity, orange zest mixed with apricot and a light touch of white pepper. It feels very harmonious and persistent. This is the best mature Coddington Chardonnay I have tasted. Just superb. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 6x150cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £863.00
    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2013 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £595.00
    2013

    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2013 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2013 Coddington Chardonnay has one of the most Burgundy-like aromatics of recent years, well defined with touches of smoke and granite. The balanced palate offers a saline entry, moderate acidity, hints of tangy marmalade and clementine and a nicely poised, lightly spiced finish. Very fine. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £595.00
    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £400.00
    2014

    Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    The 2014 Coddington Chardonnay has an attractive, slightly waxy, yellow flower and peach skin bouquet that takes time to unfold, but it is worth the wait. The palate is fresh and well balanced with a fine line of acidity and gorgeous white peach and Japanese yuzu notes toward the mineral-driven finish. An outstanding release from Kumeu River. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £400.00
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £609.00
    2015

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    The 2015 Hunting Hill Chardonnay displays a youthful restraint, yet nonetheless delivers an exciting array of stone fruit, pink grapefruit, ginger and marzipan notes with subtle hints of orange blossoms, crushed stones and lightly buttered toast. Medium bodied and tightly woven, is has a lively backbone supportting the generous flavor layers, finishing with great length and depth. As usual - just gorgeous!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £609.00
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £346.00
    2017

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Very floral and quite toasty in the nose, this is already very attractive, in spite of its youth. Sleek yet polished with stunning concentration and vibrant acidity driving the very long, tight finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £346.00
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £275.00
    2021

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)

    Matthew Jukes (18.5+)

    The winemaking regime is identical to the preceding wines – hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed, wild yeast fermented in 100% oak, and it spends 11 months in barrel (25% new) after malo. This time, a piercingly fresh bouquet is driven along briskly by a strident citrus theme. Super-tasty, really long and with an amazing volume of flavour, this is my favourite of the ‘Premier Cru’ wines. Grab some now, for fear of missing out. You can drink it today without the wine police visiting you, but it will sing in a couple of years and hold easily for a decade!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    8-10 weeks

    Auckland 6x75cl 2 18.5+ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £275.00
    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay Kumeu 2014 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £596.00
    2014

    Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay Kumeu 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    The 2014 Hunting Hill Chardonnay has a beautifully defined bouquet of mineral-soaked citrus fruit, flint and white flowers, subtle but extremely focused. The well-balanced palate offers a fine bead of acidity, discreet touches of apricot and ginger and superb depth toward the finish. A spicy residue lingers long after the wine has departed. This is yet another brilliant release from Kumeu. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £596.00
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £750.00
    2014

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    The 2014 Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay has a riveting, brilliantly defined bouquet of oyster shell, citrus peel and apple blossom, all very penetrating and focused. The palate is well balanced with superbly pitched acidity and well-integrated oak. There is real depth and persistence to this Chardonnay, yet there is also an effortless feel, as if it knows how good it is. World-class stuff. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    1-2 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £750.00
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £707.00
    2015

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (94+)

    The 2015 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay is a cracking example of this vineyard/vintage, starting with a youthfully reticent nose of lemon curd, grapefruit juice and peach blossoms with hints of crushed stones, lime leaves and brioche. The medium-bodied palate is tightly wound with an electric backbone of freshness supporting the intense citrus and mineral flavors, finishing with great length. It needs another 3-4 years in bottle to really get into its groove.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 1 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £707.00
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £898.00
    2020

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (97)

    The Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard, appears to have gone on a yoga retreat in 2020: not only is its usual powerful self, but it's remarkably zen too, exuding a sense of calmness. It is full-bodied, round and offers fruit ripeness, but the propensity of the Mendoza clone to hen-and-chicks means that it retains a sense of nerve, with powerful citrusy acidity providing the needle that pulls a tight thread through this wine's core. The 2020 is still far too young, and it is aromatically shy, but even in its full mature glory, it won't exhibit aromatic fireworks – nor should it. This is Chardonnay. Okay, you might detect lemon and limes, white flowers and just-ripe white nectarine, with 30% new oak imbuing an additional layer of savoriness, but when it comes down to it, this wine's trump card is in its shape, texture and persistence.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Auckland 6x75cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £898.00
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £288.00
    2021

    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)

    Matthew Jukes (18.5+)

    Again, hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed, wild yeast fermented in 100% oak, and it spends 11 months in barrel (this time, 30% new) after malo. The persistence, energy and purity of flavour are staggering, yet this is a refreshing, uplifting wine. The power-to-weight ratio is staggering. It is like ripping out the seats, the instrument panel, the entire interior, the wheel trims, the wing mirrors and all other irrelevant items from your favourite sports car and understanding that this will only improve performance! And it does. This mightily impressive wine is a baby, but there is no pressure here to crack on and open this wine. Take your time. The moment will come, and it will race away across your palate to cheers and whoops of joy.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    8-10 weeks

    Auckland 6x75cl 1 18.5+ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £288.00
    Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2021 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £196.00
    2021

    Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2021 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Auckland 12x75cl 6 - In Bond: £196.00

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