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ELEPHANT HILL RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2016

95 Points
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim

​95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

“The wine offers stunning depth and complexity”

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$56.99 $49.99 elsewhere $56.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

​95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

“The wine offers stunning depth and complexity”

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5 Stars & ​95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)​
"A hugely appealing chardonnay; the gloriously expressed bouquet shows white stone fruit, fig, rockmelon, vanilla and cedar characters with subtle spicy complexity. It is superbly concentrated and plush, while remaining balanced and structured, wonderfully complemented by velvety mouthfeel and creamy texture. The wine offers stunning depth and complexity. At its best: now to 2021."


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This elegant, distinctive wine was estate-grown at Te Awanga and barrel-fermented. A highly complex style, it is fragrant and vibrant, with mouthfilling body (13% alc/vol), a strong surge of grapefruit and peach flavours, and biscuity, mealy notes that add complexity. It has a good acid spine and a tightly structured, rich finish."


5 Stars & 19.0/20 Raymond Chan, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Full, even, bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-gold hues, a little paler on the rim. The nose is gently full with a firm and concentrated core of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits entwined with creamy-nutty barrel-ferment and toasty oak notes, unfolding a fresh saline-minerally element. This has elegance and good intensity. Medium-bodied, the palate is finely concentrated with deep flavours of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit melded with nutty and toasty oak and subtle creamy barrel-ferment elements. The palate features a firm-textured core and line with brisk acidity enlivening the fruit flavours. The wine has excellent drive and carries to a long, lingering finish of citrus, spices and nutty oak. This is a firm and fine-textured, well-concentrated Chardonnay with stonefruit and citrusssy fruit, interwoven with complex toasty oak on a refreshing palate. Match with grilled and roasted seafood, poultry and pork over the next 5+ years. Clones 15 and 95 fruit with a little 548, 80% from Te Awanga and 20% from the Bridge Pa Triangle, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 26% new French oak with minimal MLF. 600 cases made."

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