2016 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

2016 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

5 Stars Raymond Chan
2016 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
5 Stars Raymond Chan

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Superb Hawkes Bay Chardonnay that's weighty yet delicate and floral. Elephant Hill's style is all about elegant power, not overly buttery yet concentrated and with an oily weight and creamy, 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 - it's drinking now but with a good life still ahead of it.

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Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $7 $27.99 in mixed 6+ or $31.99 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

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Wonderfully expressive and immediately appealing, the fabulous bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, mango, cedar and vanilla characters with a hint of brioche complexity. The palate is concentrated and beautifully rounded, and displays excellent fruit purity backed by stylish oak infusion. The wine offers gorgeous complexity and creamy mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2020. $32.00. www.elephanthill.co.nz. Oct 2017." Drink 2017 - 2020

5 stars and 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly proportioned and fine in expression with good depth and taut intensity of white and yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit entwined with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak aromas with nuances of flint. The componentry is harmoniously bound and the nose retains good freshness. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a finely presented, well-concentrated core of white and yellow stonefruits, citrus fruit and mealy notes, along with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty elements unfolding a little flinty detail. The fruit intensity and richness is balanced by fresh acidity and the wine flows along a very fine, textural-threaded line, leading to a refreshing finish. This is an elegant but concentrated Chardonnay with intense and complex flavours of stonefruit and citrus fruit with meal, and nutty layers with flint suggestions, and a fresh palate. Serve with grilled nd roasted seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit from the estate Te Awanga vineyard, WBP and fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 25% new oak barriques with no MLF. 18.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $32.00."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2017 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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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