2016 Chardonnay Coddington
|Origin||New Zealand, North Island|
Similar smoky nose to the Kumeu Estate but an edge of baked creamy oats porridge here. Much more stony on the palate: peaches carved in pebbles. Smart, sophisticated, intense, tight as harp strings. Long and fabulous. I’d gladly pay the extra £5 – this is such a big step up. Drinking range: 2020 - 2028 Rating: 17.5 Tamlyn Currin - www.JancisRobinson.com (May 2018)
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The same producer also makes several cuvées, from different vineyards, as well as a cheaper “estate” blend. I love the white and green peach and satisfying creaminess, of this one, which comes with just a gentle skein of struck match running through it. Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph (Apr 2018)
The ripe, creamy-textured 2016 Coddington Chardonnay also boasts a crisp, tight line of pineapple and citrus that pulls the wine together and gives it depth and shape on the palate. Toasted grain and white peach notes provide much of the flesh, but there's also a silky, custardy feel on the palate, extending through the lengthy finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 93 Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com (Feb 2018)
Some richer ripe fruits and attractive spicy oak influence across a wealth of yellow peach, nectarine and mango. The palate has good depth and density with smoothly rendered fleshy stone fruits that carry long and even. Drink now. Rating: 93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Nov 2017)
From the pioneering days to the establishment of the New Zealand wine industry to today, the Brajkovich family have been internationally recognised as producing world class wine. The Brajkovich family continue to harvest their grapes at Kumeu and refine their wine making skills.
The Brajkovichs are nationally recognised as a founding family of the New Zealand wine industry, and the current generation are internationally recognised as producing world class Chardonnay.
Just as the Brajkovich family has grown, so too has the winery itself. Extensions and additions mark the milestones that have seen business adapt and expand over the years. Today, the winery produces around 250,000 bottles annually from 30 hectares of its own vineyards in Kumeu, and another 10 hectares from local growers.
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