Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2017

  • Chardonnay
  • New Zealand, 750ml

"Sophisticated bouquet with aromas of ripe yellow peach and brazil-nut, new wood aromas and red apple, citrus and dry stone mineral. On the palate - full-bodied, fruity, woody and, nutty with flavours that reflect the bouquet. Cashew and creamy, fine wood tannins, medium+(ish) acidity and lengthy varietally intense finish." Cameron Douglas

  • Winery: Elephant Hill
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Sustainable Winegrowing, contains sulphites
  • Food pairing: Chicken; veal & pork; shrimp, crab & lobster; potato & squash; cream & pesto sauces; mild & semi soft cheeses

"Bright, light lemon/green, it is full-bodied, with concentrated,  ripe stonefruit flavours, biscuity, mealy notes adding complexity, and a crisp, sustained finish.  A refined, tight-knit wine." Michael Cooper

Elephant Hill is a family owned boutique producer of premium Hawke’s Bay wine. The winery is situated at Te Awanga on a 25 hectare costal site enjoying a temperate climate and an extended growing season due to its proximity to the ocean. Additional vineyards at Roy’s Hill and the Gimblett Gravels provide further fruit options from these warmer sites. With an ethos of zero compromise, the wines from Elephant Hill display the character produced from carefully tended vines, nurtured to bottle by Steve Skinner’s exceptional winemaking.

  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 95/100 Points - Wine Orbit
  • 18.5+/20 Points - Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
  • 94/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
  • 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2016 vintage)
  • 93/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2016 vintage)
  • 97/100 Points - 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards - Best in Show (2015 vintage)
  • Master - 2017 Drinks Business Asian Chardonnay Masters (2015 vintage)
  • 19/20 Points - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews (2015 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Sam Kim (2015 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)


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