2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

NZIWS Silver
Spiegelau Gold
18.5 Points Raymond Chan
2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
18.5 Points Raymond Chan

In stock

Superb - weighty yet delicate and floral. Elephant Hill's style is all about elegant power, not buttery as such but with concentrated palate weight and creaminess/mealy notes due to classy barrel fermentation and lees aging. This harmonious and serious wine always sells out before the next vintage arrives so get in quick and don't worry about age - drinking now but there's the best part of ten years life ahead of it.

In stock

Elsewhere up to $33.99 Save $8 $25.99 in mixed 6+ or $28.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Reydan and Roger Weiss first fell in love with the beauty of Te Awanga when visiting from Germany in 2001. Together they envisaged owning a state-of-the-art winery, merging the traditional values of winemaking with an innovative approach and contemporary style to produce exceptional wines to savour and enjoy. With the majestic elephant as their namesake and nestled against a backdrop of rolling hillsides, Elephant Hill spans over 25 hectares of vineyards producing classical, aromatics whites and world-class reds, helmed by winemaker Steve Skinner.

What The Critics Say

18.5/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green-gold hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly concentrated and fine in proportion with deep aromas of ripe citrus and yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with subtle creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes, revealing some toastiness, unfolding complexing layers of steely flinty lee and refreshing mineral elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a firm and tightly concentrated core of vibrant citrus and yellow stonefruits along with spicy and nutty oak layers, with complexing nuances of flint and minerals. The mouthfeel is brisk, lively and steely with refreshing acidity, and the wine follows a very fine-textured line, leading to a sustained finish of stonefruits, nuts, and spicy and toasty oak. This is a firm, fresh and crisp Chardonnay with well-concentrated flavours of citrus and stonefruits, along with spicy oak and flinty minerals. Serve with grilled seafood and poultry dishes over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the company’s Te Awanga vineyard, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 25% new French oak barriques, with no MLF. 18.5/20 Oct 2016 RRP $29.00"

93/100 Sam Kim

"This is elegant and beautifully styled, displaying white nectarine, rockmelon and lemon peel characters with hints of vanilla and hazelnuts on the nose. The palate is focused and finely textured, and delivers excellent fruit purity and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully framed by well-integrated acidity. Beautifully poised and balanced, and very attractive."

Stats & Food Matching

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  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

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  • Maturity

    2017 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK




NZIWS Silver
NZIWS Silver

Spiegelau Gold
Spiegelau Gold

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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