ELEPHANT HILL CHARDONNAY 2015

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Gold Medal - Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2016
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Elephant Hill are well and truly establishing themselves as one of the star wineries in the Hawkes Bay gaining recognition and accolades for many of their wines. The Elephant Hill Chardonnay 2015 is outstanding, showing fantastic presence, length, balance and texture. It has a fruit purity at its core but it is very much a multi layers Chardonnay with well judged savoury elements.
95/100 Decanter 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Charming fragrance of orange blossom, cashew and spiced oak. On the palate mandarin and lemon rind with a hint of nutty oak. Ticks many boxes of enjoyment with texture and length a highlight. Balanced and very well made."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2015 Vintage)
"This is elegant and beautifully styled, displaying white nectarine, rockmelon and lemon peel characters with hints of vanilla and hazelnuts on the nose. The palate is focused and finely textured, and delivers excellent fruit purity and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully framed by well-integrated acidity. Beautifully poised and balanced, and very attractive. At its best: now to 2019."
5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, October 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green-gold hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly concentrated and fine in proportion with deep aromas of ripe citrus and yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with subtle creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes, revealing some toastiness, unfolding complexing layers of steely flinty lee and refreshing mineral elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a firm and tightly concentrated core of vibrant citrus and yellow stonefruits along with spicy and nutty oak layers, with complexing nuances of flint and minerals. The mouthfeel is brisk, lively and steely with refreshing acidity, and the wine follows a very fine-textured line, leading to a sustained finish of stonefruits, nuts, and spicy and toasty oak. This is a firm, fresh and crisp Chardonnay with well-concentrated flavours of citrus and stonefruits, along with spicy oak and flinty minerals. Serve with grilled seafood and poultry dishes over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the company’s Te Awanga vineyard, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 25% new French oak barriques, with no MLF."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"The elegant, age-worthy 2015 vintage was estate-grown and hand-picked at Te Awanga, fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (25 per cent new), and lees-aged in barrels for 11 months. Light lemon/green, with a fragrant, slightly nutty bouquet, it is weighty, with vibrant grapefruit and peach flavours, showing excellent vigour and complexity, and a lasting finish. Best drinking 2018+."


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