2013 Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay
Kumeu, New Zealand
As with each of the Kumeu Chardonnays, the Coddington has wonderful balance. It tends toward a creamier style while totally avoiding too much flab and butter. Pairs well with dishes incorporating toasted nuts or sweet spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, or five-spice powder, mushrooms, squash, and avocado, and of course most shellfish.
$44.99 as part of a mixed case.
24+ bottles available.
"Usually the most flamboyant wine when young, the 2013 Coddington is a little subdued on the nose right now but is still showing the typical rich peach aromas along with citrus peel, which is more a reflection of the vintage. The concertation of 2013 really comes through on the palate with a ringing acidity on the long and intense finish."
"91 pts ... The fleshy peach and mango flavors are ripe and clean, with a tight, juicy and crisp citrus edge, highlighted by cedar and mineral grace notes on the long finish. Drink now through 2022."
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