5 stars - The Wine Writer
5 stars & 93 Points - Sam Kim Wine Orbit
94 points - Cameron Douglas MS

5 stars & 18.5 Points - Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Bright, even, pale yellow with a slightly green hue. The nose is elegantly full and expressive, immediately filling the glass with toasted hazelnut, buttery popcorn underlying stone fruit, citrus, barrel flint and spice. Full-bodied, pure fruit aromas of peach, nectarine with a citrus base, enriched by barrel spice, hazelnut and buttery popcorn. The acidity is sherbety and seamless, carrying barrel spice, flint throughout the palate. Noticeable silky phenolics contribute to texture, along with a buttery flow. Flavours are harmonious and generous; combining the vibrant acidity shows vitality and ageing potential. Match with tiger prawns and poultry over the next 7+ years" Candice Chow


Established in 2003, Elephant Hill is located within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean on the idyllic Te Awanga coast of Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. The winemaking at Elephant Hill is driven by tradition while not losing sight of what innovation can bring to the blend. "Our aim is to make wines that are balanced, elegant and a true expression of the vineyards they come from."

Hand harvested fruit was gently whole bunch pressed and the resulting juice was briefly settled before being transferred to French oak barrels (largely seasoned) and tank for natural and inoculated fermentation. Following this, some batches went through malolactic fermentation to balance out the natural acidity. Maturation on fine lees for 13 months with regular stirring has added texture, complexity and interest to the core of fruit purity this wine shows.

Classy chard, GREAT PRICE

 

(PRO11129)

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Chardonnay

Style:

Full Oaky white

Winemaker:

 
Steve Skinner

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV

13%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Tapas, Chicken pasta

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