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ELEPHANT HILL RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2018

Outstanding Cameron Douglas MS
95 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.4%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Original price was: $59.99.Current price is: $42.99.

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Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"This wine displays yellow stonefruit and citrus characters with a toasty oak palate. It is finely concentrated and has subtle mineral elements. The exceptional fruit purity, concentration and complexity are the hallmarks of our Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay. Beautiful to drink now or cellar to 2026.

The coastal Te Awanga vineyard has proven a special site for Chardonnay. Majority of Clone 15 and 95 from Te Awanga vineyard and small amount of fruit from our Triangle vineyard. Whole bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak for 12 months with some lees stirring, minimal malolactic fermentation."


Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, December 2022 (2018 Vintage)
"A beautifully presented wine with a bouquet of satin smooth peach and ripe grapefruit, aromas of stone and wet rocks, a saline quality fresh cashew nut oak scents with a light white smoke complexity. Textures of satin cream and ripe fruit are bound with warming alcohol all touching the palate simultaneously, flavours of yellow stone fruits and ripe citrus, vanilla and cashew nut cream. Tannins are fine adding mouthfeel, acidity for contrast and bite all leading to a plush, complex and lengthy finish. A youthful wine still with best drinking from 2023 through 2027."


5 Stars & ​95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2022 (2018 Vintage)​
"This is wonderfully complex and immensely appealing with golden peach, rockmelon, brioche, hazelnut and lemon peel aromas on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that's succulent and plush. Beautifully layered with delectable flavours and rich texture, finishing superbly long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2028."


5 Stars Michael Cooper, March 2024 (2018 Vintage)
"Maturing gracefully, the 2018 vintage was estate-grown at Te Awanga, and fermented and lees-aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (26 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with generous, ripe stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, fresh acidity and a savoury, lingering finish. A vigorous, complex wine, likely to be long-lived, it should be at its best 2025+."


4 ½ Stars & Top 10 Cuisine Chardonnay Tasting 2022 (2018 Vintage)
"This is another wine that is showing its age beautifully and demonstrating a lean and reserved style of chardonnay. The balance is impressive with bright fruit, well-integrated oak, and taut acid all working in perfect gentle harmony on a fantastically textured palate. Fresh and delicious."

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $5 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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  • Elephant Hill is located in sunny Hawke's Bay on the eastern side of the North Island, taking full advantage of the warmth provided by high sunshine hours and low rain fall.
  • Elephant Hill hand picks their grapes for the purpose of extreme selectivity.
  • They have their own state-of-the-art biological water treatment system, allowing them to recycle winery waste water back into clean water.
  • Elephant Hill enjoys a wide range of terroirs across its three Hawke's Bay vineyards, including ancient stony river beds, shingle and clay. These soil types and micro climates provides single-vineyard wines and complex blending options.
  • The Vineyards span renowned Hawke's Bay sub-regions:
    • Te Awanga Vineyard (coastal)
    • Gimblett Vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels wine district (inland)
    • The Triangle Vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle region

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