Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2018 750ml
SKU: 21618

Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2018

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Category White Wine
Region New Zealand, Auckland, Kumeu
Brand Kumeu River
Alcohol/vol 13%
Usually the most flamboyant wine when young, the 2018 Coddington has the typical ripe peach and rich nature on the nose. The palate is beautifully forward with a supple approachability that is common with the 2018 Chardonnays. The wine has density, concentration and luscious creaminess we expect from Coddington and while this makes the wine easy to drink at this early stage no doubt it will take on lovely bottle age as it has done with previous vintages.
Wine Enthusiast
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This is Kumeu's middle-tiered Chardonnay, and it is the most approachable young, yet promises a long and happy life in the cellar. Delicate aromas of honeysuckle, citrus and butterscotch oak characters come together on the palate in a beautifully textural mouthfeel. Length, harmony and precision are all here. Drink now with food or until 2030 at least.

May 1, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Tighter and more linear than usual, the 2018 Coddington Chardonnay boasts scents of pencil shavings set against a backdrop of grapefruit and pineapple. It's medium-bodied, crisp and focused, with a bright beam of acid and hints of citrus pith on the finish.

November 27, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Concentrated notes of Key lime, apple and tangerine are vibrant, floral and expressive, with touches of lemon skin and lemon verbena on the juicy finish. Drink now. 900 cases made, 112 cases imported.