Coddington Chardonnay, Kumeu River 2019

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Physically available in late September 
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Coddington has a rich lemon-yellow colour in the glass. Fleshy and peachy on the nose, it is exuberant with juicy passion fruit that is tamed by flinty minerality. The palate is glossy and ripe, bursting with ripe stone fruits and mandarin. There are waves of flinty reduction but also sweet spice from the oak, adding a generous smoky layer to the fruit. Despite the density and richness there is balance, thanks to the refreshing bite of acidity. This is seductive but serious, with a long, driven finish. It will be gorgeous when youthful, but that will not preclude it from ageing well in bottle for a decade.

Score: 17.5Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, July 2020

From the Coddingtons' vineyard. Hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed, indigenous-yeast fermentation, 100% barrel fermentation, 100% malolactic conversion. 11 months' maturation in barrel.
Quite broad on the nose and more obviously fruity (rather than savoury) than the Estate Chardonnay 2019, though it will obviously take on more subtlety with time. Pretty impressive finish to the palate, on which mandarin and passion-fruit flavours reverberate. 14% Drink 2020 – 2027

Score: 16.5+Jancis Robinson MW,, September 2020

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