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ELEPHANT HILL SALOMÉ CHARDONNAY 2017

5 Stars
97 Points
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Sam Kim
Six Nations Gold
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$79.99 $66.99 elsewhere $79.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Gold Medal – Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019


Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The Icons are the pinnacle of Elephant Hill’s winemaking philosophy. They are fine and rare wines with great complexity and depth and are made not only because of their exceptional quality but because they are special and unique.

Salomé Chardonnay is named after a famous ancestor of the Weiss family. Maria Salomé Ebner von Eschenbach. She was married to Carl Wilhelm Ebner in 1717, who was the Castellan of City of Gostenhof close to Nurenberg.

Majority of the grapes came from our Te Awanga vineyard with small amount of grapes from our Bridge Pa Triangle vineyard. It was barrel fermented and aged in one-third new French oak for a full 12 months with some lees stirring. 20% went through malolactic fermentation."


97/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Immediately complex with a Meursault-like bouquet of cashew spice, cold smoke, grapefruit peel, apple and peach. A complex and lengthy wine on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose. Satin texture with a light creamy butter note and a bite of new oak. Primed for cellaring with drinking from 2021/22 and through to 2030. An excellent wine."


5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Seductive and sensuous, this splendidly composed chardonnay shows golden peach, rockmelon, lemon peel and brioche characters with nuances of vanilla and cedar. The palate is superbly weighted and expansive, delivering delectable fruit flavours together with stylish oak infusion, finishing persistent and creamy. It is opulent yet elegant with layers of fine texture. At its best: now to 2025."


5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, April 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Only the second vintage of Elephant Hill's flagship chardonnay with just 111 cases produced. Most of the grapes from Te Awanga with some from a low-cropped section of their Bridge Pa vineyard. Concentrated yet restrained chardonnay that is rather taut at this early stage with chalky, mineral, citrus, brioche and bran biscuit flavours. Should develop well with bottle age. Drink now – 2025."


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"The very youthful, tightly structured 2017 vintage was estate-grown at Te Awanga (principally) and in the Bridge Pa Triangle, and fermented and matured for a year in French oak casks (33 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it has an inviting, complex, fragrant bouquet. Intensely flavoured, it is vibrant, peachy and citrusy, with well-integrated, biscuity oak, good acid spine and a persistent, harmonious finish. Full-bodied, crisp and highly concentrated, with obvious potential, it's well worth cellaring to 2022+."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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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 $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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