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Kumeu River Chardonnay 2007 Auckland, New Zealand

Kumeu Rivers 2007 Chardonnay is wine that tricks you, the nose says one thing but the taste buds tell a different story. My glass wafted clean oak and a very interesting vegetable fragrance, roasted Brussels sprouts. I had never picked up that smell from a bottle of wine before, and as big fan of roasted veggies, I found it quite pleasant – and original. I was expecting an earthy, grassy taste to follow up the sniff. What came out of the glass, was an almost classic Burgundy white. Minerality, Read more [...]
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