Critics James Suckling and Nick Stock have awarded a perfect score to 2020 Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay. This is only the second New Zealand wine to receive 100/100 from JamesSuckling.com

100 points – Kumeu River Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

We are not going to be shy about it. We just gave a perfect score to a New Zealand chardonnay – Kumeu River Chardonnay Kumeu Mate’s Vineyard 2020. Both Contributing Editor Nick Stock and I have been saying for years that chardonnay from New Zealand is amazing, and the perfect wine has
finally arrived. 

They have set the standard for New Zealand chardonnay,” said Nick, who raved about all the 2020 Kumeu River Chardonnays he rated last week. “We are looking at the best set of releases ever from this winery. The Brajkovich family makes the wines and Michael Brajkovich is the winemaker, and he is relentless in finding quality.”97 points – Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2020

96 points – Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2020
95 points – Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay 2020
95 points – Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2020
91 points – Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2020