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TE MATA ELSTON CHARDONNAY 2021

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Iconic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

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  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

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Iconic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

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Elston Chardonnay is one of the icons of New Zealand wine – since the first vintage in 1984 Te Mata have been refining the wine style, tweaking the techniques and understanding the vines resulting in something quite special with every vintage release.


Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Elston is named for Elston Hall in Nottinghamshire, the ancestral home of Charles Darwin’s family. Darwin’s ‘theory of natural selection’ forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory, the foundation of biology. The wyvern symbol of Elston Hall appears on the label.

Brilliant white gold in the glass, Elston Chardonnay ’21 has wonderfully intense aromas of golden peach, apricot, and lemon zest. Focused but flowing – this is a wine of precision, power, and poise. On the mouth-watering palate there’s oodles of ripe, white-fleshed fruit, nougat and nutmeg, integrated fine oak tannin, and just a flick of salinity. A long line of sweet citrus acidity and ripe Hawke’s Bay chardonnay fruit run through here.

Resplendent in its charms, Elston Chardonnay ’21 would match with the best grilled lobster you can get. Or just sit and watch the wine unfold over several hours with a soft-ripened white cheese."


Reviews for the 2020 vintage below…


5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"This stunning chardonnay is youthfully charming and enticing on the nose with white flesh stone fruit, lemon pith, savoury pastry, nougat and roasted cashew aromas. The palate displays outstanding weight and persistency with layers of delectable flavours backed by bright acidity. It’s creamy and mouth-coating with restrained elegance and grace. At its best: now to 2033."


5 Stars & 95/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review, January 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"A somewhat forward-developed, medium to full yellow colour. The bouquet is very rich and complex—roasted hazelnuts, buttered sweetcorn, skilfully integrated oak and no reduction. This all translates to a beautifully framed palate, which is tremendously deep and intense, powerful and long, with multi-faceted flavours that will only grow and build more detail if given more time. An outstanding full-bodied chardonnay with all the bells and whistles."


94/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, December 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Ripe, peach and nectarine, a little exotic too, with spicy cinnamon/nutmeg and cedar oak, floral notes and a little fennel frond. It’s rich in flavour, a subtle sizzle of hazelnuts in butter, but also flinty and firm, a wee bit of tropical fruit, but again firm and chalky on a long finish that has lime rind zing along with lemon butter richness. Lovely."


5 Stars Michael Cooper, June 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"One of New Zealand's most illustrious Chardonnays, Elston is a stylish, intense, slowly evolving wine. At around four years old, it is notably complete, showing concentration and finesse. The grapes are hand-picked from mature vines grown in hillside vineyards above the winery at Havelock North, and the wine is fully fermented in French oak barriques (partly new), with full malolactic fermentation. Bright, light yellow/green, the stylish 2020 vintage is finely scented, full-bodied and savoury, with rich, ripe stonefruit flavours to the fore, biscuity and mealy notes adding complexity, fresh acidity and a smooth, very harmonious, long finish. Already delicious, it's a drink now or cellaring proposition."

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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.

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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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  • Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate has maintained over 125 years of continuous wine production
  • An independent, family-owned winery 15kms south of Napier in Hawke's Bay, all Te Mata Estate wines are produced exclusively on their own vineyards.
  • Three original vineyards planted by Bernard Chambers in 1892 are still being used.
  • "New Zealand's greatest red wine." (Coleraine) - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
  • "Coleraine and Awatea are bona fide classics." - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA
  • In 2012, Te Mata Estate launched Estate Vineyards – a collection of six varietally-designated wines: Gamay Noir, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Merlot/Cabernets, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
  • Te Mata is part of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) programme, which aims to minimise environmental impacts.
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