An almost perfect Chardonnay2021 Kumeu River Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard....$76.99
Lots of minerality with crushed stone, chalk, white grapefruit, peach stones, white apricots, wild herbs and lavender. Touch of cedar. Evolves to nutmeg and crushed almonds. Wow. It really builds on the palate, leading to a crescendo and intensity that blows your mind. Compact and phenolic, yet so agile and refined. Goes on for minutes.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media