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MILLS REEF ELSPETH CHARDONNAY 2020

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  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

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Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"This distinguished single vineyard Chardonnay exudes presence and finesse. The palate is wonderfully mouth-filling and warm, with intense aromas of orange blossom and stone fruits intertwined with peach and pear flavours in harmony with fine French oak seasoning, leading to a subtle, butterscotch, lychee and pomelo finish. Instantly appealing, enjoy now or allow to age gracefully with careful cellaring."


Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…


5 Stars Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer (2019 Vintage)
"Hand harvested grapes were fermented with a combination of wild and inoculated yeasts to add complexity and show the vineyard’s unique terroir. Aged in French oak, of which 32% was new, for a period of 12 months. Medium gold in colour with intense aromas of stone fruit, apple, juicy grapefruit, smoky oak with a trace of flint and a touch of sweet vanilla. The palate is powerful and concentrated with a creamy texture. The flavours of white peach, just ripe apricot and floral notes blend perfectly with the oak derived spices to make a powerful but structured Chardonnay."


4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Past vintages under the top Elspeth label flowed from the Gimblett Gravels, but the stylish 2019 was hand-picked in the cool, elevated Riverview Vineyard. Fermented and matured for a year in French oak casks (32 per cent new), it is mouthfilling, with vibrant, peachy, citrusy flavours, showing good delicacy, well-integrated oak, fresh acidity, and a tightly structured finish. Best drinking 2022+.


Cameron Douglas MS (2019 Vintage)
"An enticing bouquet with a finesse, enticing complexity and a layer of purity. Flavours of lightly roasted stone fruits and apple, citrus then cashew and brazil nut. Vanilla cream and mild baking spices, medium+ acidity, oak and spices and smoke emerge as the wine opens up in glass. Creamy and full-bodied with an opulent core and lengthy finish."

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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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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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