Top 10 wines in the UK press

Kumeu Village Chardonnay, Auckland, New Zealand 2010

133762_0_9999_v1_m56577569833896910David Williams, writing in The Observer this week, went in search of a trio of “unBurgundian Chardonnays” in a bid to offer alternatives to Chardonnay Burgundy that “capture the essence but not the price”.

Of this New Zealand Chardonnay he said: “Although dwarfed in quantity by Sauvignon Blanc, the Kiwis make genuinely fine wines from Chardonnay.

“So good, in fact, I have a feeling that once the sauvignon bubble has burst, it will be chardonnay we associate most closely with New Zealand. “The Brajkovich family at Kumeu River are one of a handful of chardonnay specialists and their top wines rank alongside the best of Burgundy.

“As the name suggests, this wine compares to the Burgundian “village” rather than “grand” or “premier cru” labels, but it’s a nervy, nutty bargain that is very far from vin ordinaire.”

Price: £9.50, thewinesociety.com

One Response to “Top 10 wines in the UK press”

  1. Terry Dunleavy says:

    Brush up on your geography! This is a NEW ZEALAND Chardonnay. The Aussies can’t make one this good.

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