Kumeu River Coddington Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 Half

Auckland
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£12.00 per half bottle
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92 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (erobertparker.com)

The 2008 Coddington Chardonnay is the third vintage of this wine produced by Kumeu River. Barrel fermented using natural yeasts and about 20-25% new French oak. 100% goes through malo-lactic. The nose is already very expressive displaying really intense ripe pineapple and pink guava aromas with a toasty/biscuit undercurrent and nuances of lime juice, orange blossom and some butterscotch. Very crisp, rich, and medium-full bodied, this opulent, satin textured wine gives a long exotic-fruited finish. It’s temptingly approachable now, though it should drink best 2013-2017+.

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Score:92

The 2008 Coddington Chardonnay is the third vintage of this wine produced by Kumeu River. Barrel fermented using natural yeasts and about 20-25% new French oak,.100% goes through malo-lactic. The nose is already very expressive displaying really intense ripe pineapple and pink guava aromas with a toasty/biscuit undercurrent and nuances of lime juice, orange blossom and some butterscotch. Very crisp, rich, and medium-full bodied, this opulent, satin textured wine gives a long exotic-fruited finish. It’s temptingly approachable now, though it should drink best 2013-2017+.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown on Oct 10th, 2010

Producer

1944 was an auspicious year for the wine industry in Kumeu, Western Auckland. This is when the Brajkovich family of Croatian extraction bought their eponymous estate, which now makes the most outstanding chardonnays to leave New Zealand, let alone the North Island. A real family affair, all of the founder’s children are involved in some aspect of the business, but winemaking is in the charge of Michael Brajkovich who also has the distinguished achievement of becoming New Zealand’s first Master of Wine. Since taking control of this function in 1982, he has set a benchmark that is yet to be surpassed with five unique expressions of chardonnay that are relatively cheap when compared to Burgundian offerings. These wines are true bargains!

Kumeu River Wines

Region

The Auckland wine region lies at the head of the North Island in New Zealand and is one of the country’s most noted wine regions. Known for its Chardonnays, Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons.  One of the region’s most successful producers are the Brajkovich family who run the Kumeu River Winery and are responsible for the country’s finest Chardonnays. We have a small selection of this boutique producer's wines available and all come highly recommended.

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