ELEPHANT HILL SALOMÉ CHARDONNAY 2016

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5 Stars & 19.5+/20 Raymond Chan, May 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright straw-yellow colour with pale lemon-gold hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is tightly bound with finely concentrated aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruit interwoven with subtle notes of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, along with a refreshing salinity and minerality. The aromatics are youthfully pure and detailed, and grow in richness with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tightly concentrated with vibrant flavours of white stonefruits and subtle notes of savoury citrus fruit along with delicate creamy barrel-ferment elements and nutty oak, revealing saline and chalky mineral nuances. The fruit is driven by enormous energy and power, and the wine builds in richness to completeness, and the textures are balanced by beautiful acid cut. The mouthfeel is refreshing, steely and thirst-quenching, and the power carries the flavours to a very long, lingering finish. This is a very taut and concentrated Chardonnay of great beauty and purity of stonefruit, citrus, nutty and mineral flavours on a powerfully driven palate with balanced freshness. Serve with grilled and roasted seafood over the next 6-8 years. Chardonnay fruit, 83% from Te Awanga and 17% Triangle fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 28% new French oak, avoiding MLF. 150 dozen made."
5 Stars & 97/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Elephant Hill’s flagship chardonnay is mostly (83%) from their coastal Te Awanga vineyard, which explains the crisp acidity and bright lime, citrus, subtle tree fruit and delicate oyster shell, mineral flavours. A wine of power and finesse. Very impressive. Should develop well with bottle age."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"A compelling chardonnay; the wine is elegant yet powerful, displaying golden peach, fig, lemon peel, vanilla and toasted hazelnut characters. It is concentrated and impressively weighted on the palate, delivering excellent fruit purity and intensity, wonderfully enhanced by multi-layered mouthfeel and bright acidity, finishing extremely long and refined. At its best: 2019 to 2026."


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