Kumeu River's 2020s

Waitakere Vineyard, supplying much of Kumeu River's Estate Chardonnay

25 June 2021 A coda on ageing ability is added by Paul Brajkovich at the bottom of this article, and Michael's comments on Rays Road have been incorporated into his vintage report below.

24 June 2021 Firm favourites do not disappoint. Above, the Waitakere Vineyard that supplies much of the brilliant-value Estate Chardonnay.

Knowing how keen many Purple Pagers are on the exceptional New Zealand Chardonnays of Kumeu River (click on the tag on the left and see this thread about the exceptional 2019s in our Members’ forum), we’re publishing these tasting notes a little early. The single-vineyard 2020s are...