Kumeu River is probably the next best Chardonnay producers outside of Burgundy. From New Zealand, a "new world" wine region, they participated in a blind tasting in 2015 against some of the top Burgundy producers such as Comte des Lafon, Etienne Sauzet, Domaine Leflaive and Joseph Drouhin and they submitted 4 styles in the 2012 vintage in which Kumeu River scored the highest in 3 of the 4 flights and tied in the last flight – leading them to get the highest overall score! Among the 4 flights, its Coddington had the highest score of 17.42 out of 20. Being so confident in the first place to be scored at a blind tasting with all these lead producers and coming out on top proves just how impressive their Chardonnays are!
Not shy to admit, we are fans of Kumeu River's Chardonnays. Every year we buy and taste their wines and we can see that their quality continues to improve year after year. Having recently restocked a parcel of their Coddington 2015, we recommend you to have a try yourself! -
Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2015
HK$290 per bottle (18 bottles, arrive in 2 weeks)
91+pts Wine Advocate
The 2015 Coddington Chardonnay is youthfully muted with subtle suggestions of lemon curd, lime leaves and grapefruit peel plus a yeasty, toasty, cedary waft. Light to medium-bodied, fine, fresh and delicate in the mouth, it delivers good citrus and yeasty notes.
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Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2014 HK$330 per bottle (Last 3 bottles available in stock)
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Delivery is free-of-charge for orders above HK$3,000; otherwise a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.