96 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
This highly sought after single vineyard wine has been a star since its first release in 2006. Famously the most powerful wine in the typically understated Kumeu River portfolio, the 2022 Coddington shows layers of quite weighty stonefruit and citrus flavours with a touch on gun flint complexity adding interest and palate depth. Exceptional.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Always a favourite of mine and this ‘22 example is no different. A little closed, youthful and new. That said there's complexity and finesse as the wine opens out in glass, flavours and textures of grapefruit and fresh apple, cashew nut and spice layers from barrel, but nothing overdone. A wine of finesse and complexity, a Meursault moment with a silky and satin cream texture. Super fine tannins. A beautiful wine."
The winery writes "The single-vineyard Coddington wine is richly ripe in the yellow peach and apricot spectrum, with a background of toasted oak and caramelised hazelnut. It is the biggest style in our range, and satisfyingly rich as such, but also nicely balanced with its acidity."