TE MATA ELSTON CHARDONNAY 2016

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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.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Resplendent white-gold, Elston Chardonnay ’16 shows immediate notes of lemon oil, white peach and concentrated, ripe nectarine. The aromas of citrus blossom and clover honey sparkle over a luxurious palate of grapefruit, toast and lemon nougat. Elston Chardonnay, Te Mata’s Queen, is fine, gorgeous and intense. Chardonnay royalty with focus, energy and oodles of its signature, moreish character."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2018 (2016 Vintage)​​​
"A beautifully styled chardonnay, the inviting bouquet shows ripe peach, rockmelon, vanilla and hazelnut aromas with a touch of oatmeal complexity. It is wonderfully rounded and creamy on the palate, while remaining firmly structured by bright acidity. The wine offers excellent weight and texture with layers of complex flavours. This is a great Elston. At its best: 2019 to 2026.​"
5 Stars & 19.5-/20 Raymond Chan, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, light golden-yellow colour. The nose is well-proportioned, opening in breadth and depth to show a tight and intense heart of ripe white and yellow stonefruits with citrus fruit and mealy complexities, unfolding creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak lending a complex layer. The nose has richness and density. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses rich and luscious, vibrant flavours of ripe stonefruits and citrus fruits melded with mealy detail along with nutty oak and subtle nuances of flint. The fruit succulence is balanced by very fine phenolic textures and fresh acidity. The palate has excellent energy and vitality, carrying to a taut, sustained finish. This will develop over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and fully barrel-fermented with solids to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 35% new French oak barrels, the wine undergoing 100% MLF."


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