Auckland

Auckland

Auckland is far from being the most significant region of New Zealand, but for one factor: Kumeu River. Wine lovers all over the world revere this estate for its Puligny-esque Chardonnays which regularly appear in the Master of Wine examinations to fox and tease the candidates (it certainly was the in year that I sat the exam, and on several other occasions). This is testament to how serious these wines are and if you are in any doubt, take a bottle of the Estate Chardonnay and lay it down for 8,9,10 years and see how it trounces its French counterparts.

Richard Ballantyne MW

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  1. Kumeu River 2018 Village Pinot Noir
    Special Price £11.19 Regular Price £13.99
    Light cherry colour with lovely aromatic of red cherries, but the palate is all black fruits, continuing with flavours... Learn More
  2. Kumeu River 2017 Village Chardonnay
    Special Price £11.19 Regular Price £13.99
    This wine is a great introduction to Kumeu River, my favourite producer of Chardonnay in the new world. Elegant, fine... Learn More
  3. Kumeu River 2017 Pinot Gris
    Special Price £11.19 Regular Price £13.99
    Kumeu River's Pinot Gris leans more towards Alsace than Italy. It is dry, but with great texture and aromatics of... Learn More
  4. Kumeu River 2017 Estate Chardonnay
    Special Price £18.39 Regular Price £22.99
    A cool, elegant, restrained nose of hazelnut and white flowers. The palate is elegant and hugely complex but has great... Learn More
  5. Kumeu River 2014 Hunting Hill Pinot Noir
    Special Price £20.79 Regular Price £25.99
    Kumeu River's top Pinot Noir. Unlike other NZ Pinots, this is a subtle wine, very much Burgundian, perhaps even... Learn More
  6. Kumeu River 2017 Hunting Hill Chardonnay
    Special Price £27.19 Regular Price £33.99
    Hunting Hill is the epitome of elegant Chardonnays from the new world. Almost indistinguishable from top white... Learn More
  7. Kumeu River 2017 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay
    Special Price £31.99 Regular Price £39.99
    Mate's Vinyeard is Kumeu River's top Chardonnay made from their oldest vines. This is slightly different in style to... Learn More
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