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"Seamless with seductive complexity" Wine Orbit

Captivating notes of roasted hazelnuts, cashews with citrus fruits on the nose, alongside crème brûlée & nougat

Delicious served with fresh, lightly cooked shellfish like crab & prawns

Te Mata Estate Elston Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

$37.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $39.99 $34.77
6 Btls, $227.94 6 Btls, $198.21
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 95/100 Points
Te Mata Estate Elston Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

Te Mata Estate Elston Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

The superb quality of the 2018 vintage was immediately apparent in the fully ripe grapes...
$37.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $39.99 $34.77
6 Btls, $227.94 6 Btls, $198.21

Accolades

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2020

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Huon Hooke, Real Review, Oct 2019

Description

  • Oaked
  • Roasted hazelnuts
  • Crème brûlée & nougat
  • Tropical fruit

"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. The finish is lingering and seamless with seductive complexity" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2020

"Medium yellow colour, with a quite oaky bouquet, some smoky notes and richly complex, with creamy nutty detail and irresistible complexity. The wine is intense and refined, rich but light on its feet, the palate concentrated and satisfyingly long on the follow-through. A ripping chardonnay which is a touch oaky right now, better in a couple of years" Huon Hooke, Real Review, Oct 2019

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.

The superb quality of the 2018 vintage was immediately apparent in the fully ripe grapes that were hand-harvested from their separate, individual plots within Te Mata Estate’s vineyards between 6 and 30 March 2018.

Each parcel was gently whole-cluster pressed, cold settled and racked to new and seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation. The resulting wines remained in contact with their yeast lees while undergoing malolactic fermentation. The finest lots were selected for further maturation, spending a total of 11 months in barrel.

Elston is named for Elston Hall in Nottinghamshire, the ancestral home of Charles Darwin’s family. Darwin’s ‘theory of natural selection’ forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory, the foundation of biology. The wyvern symbol of Elston Hall appears on the label.

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14%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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