2020 Chardonnay Coddington
|Origin||New Zealand, North Island|
Vibrant and expressive, with Bartlett pear, yellow apple and dried apricot flavors that show touches of honeycomb, finishing with a note of salted almond. Drink now through 2030. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 93 MaryAnn Worobiec, The Wine Spectator (May 2022)
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Oak – 100% barrel fermentation in 25% new French oak and 100% malolactic fermentation with 11 months maturation in barrel. Coddington is my pick of the two ‘Premiers Crus’ not least because it is seamless, refined and already completely integrated. This is a sensual wine with wonderful texture and refinement. Sometimes Coddington looks a little light and feeble, by comparison to HH and Maté’s but in 2020 it is a shimmering beauty. In value terms, you are still only matching up to a low-level Saint-Aubin, so this wine, again, aces it against Burgundian competition. 18/20 Rating: 18/20 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com
This is a wine of real purity and elegance with fresh sliced peaches and lemons, as well as some light pastry notes. The palate is fine, unwaveringly long and pure with enlivening acidity through the finish. Stunning. Drink or hold. Screw cap. Rating: 97 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Aug 2021)
From the Coddington vineyard. Pale greenish straw colour. Broad, rather floral nose with some light chewiness on the end. Not quite ready yet. Hint of lemon peel on the finish. Not the most intense Kumeu Chardonnay but very 'pleasant' for now! It will surely bloom in bottle. Drinking range: 2022 - 2028 Rating: 16.5+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jul 2021)
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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