95 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"
Offering elegance and grace, the wine shows nectarine, fig, vanilla, roasted nut and brioche characters on the nose. It’s equally stylish on the palate, displaying excellent focus and flowing mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by fleshy texture and perfectly pitched acidity. At its best: now to 2028.' 

winery notes;

"Pale lemon in colour with a brilliant, diamond-like clarity, Elston Chardonnay ’18 shows captivating notes of roasted hazelnuts, cashews and citrus fruits on the nose, alongside crème brûlée and nougat. Tropical fruit, intense white peach and ripe lemon all radiate across the palate. Elston Chardonnay ’18, with its signature balance, moreish acidity and fine, lingering finish is lush and powerful. Exceptionally appealing with superb ripeness and length."

Whole bunches pressed and racked into new and seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation. Then further maturation, spending a total of 11 months in barrel.

From the superb 2018 vintage, always conistent and a big hit in Chardonnay circles!

 

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Chardonnay

Style:

Full Oaky Whites

Winemaker:

Peter Cowley

Closure:

cork

ABV:

14%

Fruit:

⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪

Body:

⚫⚫⚪⚪

Sweetness:

  

Acidity:

⚫⚫

Food Match:

Salad, Cheeses, Chicken, Pork, Seafood

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