92 points Wine Enthusiast
"The estate blend is a terrific value in this vintage, coming close to equaling the quality of the single-vineyard wines. Grilled pineapple and melon notes feature a strong acid line that drives through into a long finish." (7/2017)
17 points Jancis Robinson
"Broad and opulent on the nose. Massive streak of acidity. But real grip and extract on the palate. Lovely already with strong attack. Long. 17/20 points."
"Year in and year out, Kumeu River makes two of the most impressive chardonnays in New Zealand... Fascinatingly distinctive and artisanal, and seem to have more in common with white Burgundies than with other New World chardonnays." - The Wine Bible