KUMEU RIVER HUNTING HILL CHARDONNAY 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"​Hunting Hill is a vineyard that was first planted in 1982 and became a significant part of the original Kumeu River Chardonnay blend. Occupying the slope overlooking Maté’s Vineyard, it has always contributed lovely ripe and rich fruit to the Estate Chardonnay. Hunting Hill was replanted in 2000 and is now even better than before, giving beautifully ripe fruit with a distinctive, mealy minerality.

This wine has fragrant lemon/lime blossom aromas on the nose that typify the lovely perfume we always get from Hunting Hill. The class of this vineyard shows through in 2016 where conditions were not always perfect. The fruit from Hunting Hill was clean with beautiful flavours that has come through in the finished wine with a supple texture an lingering finish. As with previous vintages of Hunting Hill we expect this to drink well for 6 – 8 years."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This outstanding, single-vineyard wine – my favourite in the Kumeu River range – is grown on slopes above Mate's Vineyard, directly over the road from the winery at Kumeu (originally planted in 1982, the site was replanted in 2000). A notably elegant wine, in its youth it is generally less lush than its Coddington stablemate (above), but with good acidity and citrusy, complex flavours that build well across the palate. The 2016 vintage was hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques and wood-aged for 11 months. Attractively scented and mouthfilling, it has a real sense of youthful vigour. Intense and vibrantly fruity, with searching, peachy, lemony, slightly biscuity and toasty flavours, it shows excellent ripeness and complexity, with a very long, tight finish. Best drinking 2019+."


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