"Very cool and delicate. Yet, in spite of the peach and honeysuckle aromas already showing, this is still quite tight. Precisely delineated, medium to full palate with a lot of minerality, the finish very long and precise. Better from 2019 or 2020. Screw cap." 95 Points, James Suckling
Elegant and concentrated chardonnay with brioche, citrus, white flower, and toasted nut flavours. A silken-textured wine that's long and linear. Accessible now but promises to develop well, at least in the mid-term.
94 points, Bob Campbell MW (August 2018)
Attractive toasty oak notes over clean fruit, the fruit aromas recalling peach and nectarine. A trace of pineapple. The wine is soft and round on the palate, full and yet also refined in texture. A very appealing drink with a firm finish and good length.
93 points, Huon Hooke (August 2018)
Kumeu River's 2017 Coddington Chardonnay was barrel-fermented and aged in 25% new oak. Marginally tighter and more structured than the estate bottling, it offers hints of struck flint on the nose, followed by notes of wet stone, nectarine and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied, it's loud, lush and long, with hints of pencil shavings on the finish.
93 points, Joe Czerwinski (March 2019)
The 2017 Coddington Chardonnay has a fresh, well-defined bouquet with fine mineralité and hints of white flowers. This is backward and clearly needs more time. The palate is taut and fresh with a killer line of acidity, plenty of citrus fruit and orange zest and flint-like notes toward the persistent, razor-sharp finish. This is a top-notch Coddington, but be patient. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London.