2017 Chardonnay Hunting Hill
|Origin||New Zealand, North Island|
The Hunting Hill vineyard always produces wines that are more taught and mineral. And here the nose does not disappoint, focused and with powdery floral notes. White and pithy citrus notes follow to the pallet. There is great energy and fresh cut here. Smart, restrained oak notes come in later - warm and nicely textured. The weight builds - but that focus never slides. Great. L&S (Oct 2018)
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There’s a touch more gunflint on the nose here. The acidity seems a bit more pronounced and the palate a little tighter and more focused than Coddington – it’s delicious. So zesty and zingy and refreshing and supported by a nice tight hazelnut twang. Will age well and is a hugely appealing style. Drinking range: 2019 - 2035 Rating: 17 Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Dec 2019)
The 2017 Hunting Hill Chardonnay has a very well-defined bouquet of lemon curd, granite, yellow flowers and just a hint of vanilla pod that derives from the François Frères barrels. The precise, detailed palate is well defined with a crisp line of acidity and a harmonious, succinct finish of lemon curd, canned apricot and citrus fruit, all infused with light ginger and minerals. This is a complex, intellectual Chardonnay with a long, bright future ahead. A fabulous Hunting Hill. Drinking range: 2022 - 2042 Rating: 94 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Feb 2019)
This has a really assertive and energetic feel. Plenty of aromas and flavors of ripe white and yellow peaches, building on the palate and leading to a savoury, spiced-almond finish. Drink now. Screw cap. Rating: 94 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Oct 2018)
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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