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2015 Te Mata Estate Chardonnay Elston Hawke's BayChardonnay from New Zealand

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"Brilliant gold with an edge of bright green, Elston ’15 is like a Hawke’s Bay peach picked fresh from the tree. Intricate aromas of ripe stonefruit, nectarine, lemon zest and ...

  • 95-96 Raymond Chan - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
  • 95 Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 95 Huon Hooke - www.huonhooke.com
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95-96

"Bright, even, pale straw-yellow colour. The nose is very elegant and tightly bound, somewhat restrained initially, but extremely refined, unveiling white stonefruit, grapefruit and mealy complexities, with nutty oak detail and creamy barrel-ferment elements. Medium-bodied, the fruit is rich, detailed and very vibrant, the white stonefruit and citrus flavours complexed by layers of mealy and nutty oak, unfolding creamy barrel-ferment and MLF nuances. The fruit richness is enlivened by crisp and taut acidity, and driven by subtle alcoholic power, leading to a very long and sustained, refined finish with toasty oak elements. This is beautifully refined, balanced and complex, and shows its full character with aeration. 5-6 years ahead of it. Fruit from the ‘Elston’ and ‘1892’ vineyards in Havelock, 80% Mendoza and 20% clone 95, WBP and fully barrel-fermented, a third with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 35% new French oak, on lees with full MLF."

95 Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

"This iconic chardonnay offers excellent definition and integration of fruit, oak and acidity; inviting aromas of stone fruit, rockmelon, vanilla, brioche and cedar lead to a concentrated palate that is elegantly weighted and beautifully styled with succulent fruit flavours and creamy texture. The wine flows seamlessly to a lingering expansive finish, and promises to develop gracefully. At its best: now to 2022."

95 Huon Hooke - www.huonhooke.com

"Very impressive. Medium yellow hue...a bouquet of honey, smoke, and toasted nuts. The palate is firm and tight, with lively acidity and terrific concentration."

Product Description:

"Brilliant gold with an edge of bright green, Elston ’15 is like a Hawke’s Bay peach picked fresh from the tree. Intricate aromas of ripe stonefruit, nectarine, lemon zest and honey soften into Crème brûlée, citrus and roast nuts. Crisp chardonnay fruit balanced against fine, refreshing acidity gives this wine immaculate poise. Te Mata Estate’s leading lady, Elston ’15 is chardonnay royalty." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 97894
Country New Zealand
Region North Island
Sub-Region Hawke's Bay
Ratings

95-96 - Raymond Chan - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

95 - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

95 - Huon Hooke - www.huonhooke.com

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla