2006 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay

- 750 ml
91
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$44.95
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
40380-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2006 Hunting Hill Chardonnay is grown on a lyre trellis: much more introverted on the nose than the Coddington but still imbued with that Meursault-like profile. The palate is very ripe, a little "warmer" than Coddington with higher alcohol (14%). It develops an entrancing glycerin-rich finish inter-cut with fresh lime and a touch of petrol on the aftertaste. This forms a superb debut. Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2006
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Kumeu
Rating 91 RP
Region New Zealand: Shaped by the country's maritime climate, narrow oval contour and the mountainous spine that runs through its core, the wine produced here is interestingly diverse and delicious. New Zealand is positioned at mercy of the Tasmanian sea to the west where vineyards are rarely positioned due to the winds that hit these coasts. Thankfully, the main winemaking regions are protected by the mountains and happily produce a number of both white and red grapes. Out of the ten regions spread across New Zealand, Marlborough is the eminent one, known widely for its lavish, focused, herbal whites made from Sauvignon Blanc. The South, characterized by cooler, harsher climate provides a lovely environment where Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer thrive, offering complex and highly aromatic bottles each year. To the North, Bordeaux blends and Syrah have made themselves at home in the warmer parts of the Island, while Central Otago remarkably produces excellent vintages out of dark, luscious and brooding Pinot Noir, known worldwide for its depth and density.
Type of Wine New Zealand White: Great wines don't only come from Europe. New Zealand has some splendid white wines to offer to the world, based on different grape varietals. Sauvignon Blanc is undoubtedly one of the most commonly planted variety, but you can also stumble upon some sweet Pinot Gris, acidic Chardonnay, and even German Riesling, with its wide range of fruity flavors.
Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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