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Not long ago there is a blind tasting in the UK comparing Kumeu River Chardonnay against a flight of premier cru and village Burgundies of the same vintage from leading producers including Leflaive, Lafon, Sauzet, Drouhin, Girardin and Niellon. Expert joining included Jancis Robinson MW, Derek Smedley MW, Neal Martin (of The Wine Advocate). The results of this tasting were extraordinary, and a stunning victory for Kumeu River.

Results as below (short-listed with winner and first runner up only)

Tasting Round 1
1. Kumeu River, Estate Chardonnay 2012
2. Sauzet, Puligny-Montrachet 2012 (16.54pts)

Tasting Round 2
1. Kumeu River, Coddington Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
2. Fontaine-Gagnard, Les Vergers 1er Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet 2010 (16.83pts)

Tasting Round 3
1. Kumeu River, Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
1. Bouchard Père et Fils, Perrières 1er Cru, Meursault 2009 (17.17pts)
2. Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault 2009 (16.79pts)

Tasting Round 4
1. Kumeu River, Hunting Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
2. Sauzet, Hameau de Blagny 1er Cru, Puligny-Montrachet 2007 (16.71pts)

You can click here to find out more info about the tasting from Decanter website

We can offer the below Kumeu River Chardonnay, they are undoubtedly one of the best Chardonnays in the world outside Burgundy.
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