Kumeu River, Estate Chardonnay, New Zealand, 2007, 13.5% abv.

Christmas leftovers call for a toasty Chardonnay and this is just the one.

From their winery located 20 minutes north of Auckland on the North Island, Kumeu River’s Estate wines have quite the following and I know why – they’re ubiquitously lovely.

This gem is clear and bright, a shade of light gold with good legs.  On the youthful nose, it’s clean with solidly intense aromas of lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral elements and oak tones.

Dry with crisp acidity and average alcohol, this Kumeu River shows flavours of lemon zest and Bergamot lime with green melon, elderflowers and the lightest toasty, nutty oak followed by a medium plus finish.

Beautifully balanced and elegant; drink now and don’t age any further. Juicy fruit in harmony with acidity and judicious oak makes this a WSET Good plus wine.  Enjoy often.

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