90pointsKumeu River 2018 Hunting Hill Chardonnay (Kumeu)

This vintage of Hunting Hill, from one of New Zealand's most renowned Chardonnay producers, is, like the “Maté,” currently very young and austere. After some time warming in the glass, soft but fairly ripe melon and tropical fruit, along with buttery, vanillin oak characters emerge. Once again, the palate is the star here: Laser-sharp acidity is tempered by a slippery texture and a zing of citrus fruit. But, while the winemaking is solid with nary a hair out of place, there's little in the way of character. It's likely going to take many years before that will show. Drink 2023–2030. Christina Pickard

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  • Alcohol
    13%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    White
  • Importer
    Wilson Daniels Ltd
  • Date Published
    5/1/2020
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