Kumeu River, Village, Chardonnay, New Zealand, 2009, 13% abv, C$32

What do you drink when you’re about to see a Beatle?  For some reason, we agreed it needed to be a clear, crisp and clean Chardonnay.

Since I didn’t have anything that was of the same vintage as Sir Paul, we went with the Kumeu River Village from New Zealand’s north island.

A beautiful, crystal clear light gold core moving to a white rim, this wine shows moderately intense aromas of lemon zest, apples and evenly integrated oak.

The palate is dry with a crisp medium acidity and a slender body.  Elegant flavour characteristics include a zingy lemon, ripe apples and some hazelnut.  The oak is beautifully integrated again on the palate and gentle.  It balances nicely with the fruit and acidity.  With its better than average finish, it will age well for another few years.

WSET Good wine that I would buy again…and again. Enjoy frequently. Especially when you’re going to see a Beatle.


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