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Auckland, New Zealand
"Long-standing Purple Pagers should be well aware of the value offered by these pristine Chardonnays that have withstood blind comparisons with some of the best white burgundies." – Jancis Robinson MW
This estate and this family continue to amaze us with their wines! In my Roseworthy wine study days, Michael Brajkovich was a legend, spoken about as a great guy, super smart and someone who finished his degree with a perfect score. On top on this obvious intelligence and wisdom, there is also an incredibly hard-working family and some really superb vineyards. This all translates into scintillating chardonnays that should be in every cellar.
These wines are expected to arrive in store Monday 19 June!
Kumeu River 2022 Estate Chardonnay
RRP: $54 | Offer: $47
In 6-Packs: $44!
While the Kumeu wines are all gorgeous in their youth, even the estate wine the will show its true colours over the next decade as it continues to unfold and improve. While the 2022 is yet to be reviewed, Gary Walsh scored the 2021 94 points and Jancis Robinson said of the 2021 that it was a "fair copy of a fine Chassagne" - considerable praise for a sub-$50 chardonnay - I will be hiding a few of these away! Randall
"The excellent 2022 vintage came on the heels of three others, in a magnificent chain of four superb quality harvests. The Kumeu vineyards that contribute to this wine gave us a blend of Chardonnay that is particularly ripe, peachy and not only delicious to drink, but also has the concentration and lingering complexity that we expect from this wine. This is quality Chardonnay wine of style and pedigree that we know has the capability of aging as well as any of its predecessors." - From the winemaker, Michael Brajkovich MW