2016 Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay

2016 Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay

5 Stars Michael Cooper
2016 Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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Mills Reef’s top Chardonnay is a rich but elegant style, with an impressive weight of ripe stonefruit and a generous and slightly oily palate. A great vintage has once again produced a drink-now ripeness, while bright acidity and of course barrel aging builds the Elspeth for early an balance -- or optional development in cellar.

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$33.99 in mixed 6+ or $37.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Mills Reef Winery was established in 1989 by the Preston family. Through commitment and dedication to excellence, the Mills Reef brand has established itself as one of New Zealand's premium labels with a particular reputation for outstanding Bordeaux varietal reds and Syrah. The winery is located on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in a semi-rural setting, just 5 minutes drive from Tauranga's CBD. The vineyards are located in the Hawke’s Bay area, and two of the flagship vineyards, the Mere Road Vineyard and the Mills Reef Trust Vineyard are located right in the heart of the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels. The Mere Road is a 16 hectare block painstakingly managed for low yields to produce the very best grapes for the multi-award winning ‘Elspeth’ and ‘Reserve’ wines.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)

"Mills Reef's flagship Chardonnay is consistently rewarding and a classic regional style. The 2015 (5*) is a top vintage. Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant, with rich, vibrant grapefruit and stone-fruit flavours, a slightly buttery note, and a long, very harmonious finish. Already delicious, it's a very elegant and age-worthy wine." Drink 2017 - 2021

95/100 Bob Campbell (2015 vintage)

"Rich, creamy chardonnay in a bold and flavoursome style with impressive weight and a smooth texture. Quite a complex wine with toast, ginger, peach, and nectarine with a seasoning of classy oak. 26/2/2018"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2018 - 2022

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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