The exceptional fruit purity, concentration and complexity are the hallmarks of our Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay.
95 points - Bob Campbell MW
95 points - Sam Kim Wine Orbit
93 points - Cameron Douglas MS
The coastal Te Awanga vineyard has proven to be a special site for Chardonnay.
Whole bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast, minimal malolactic fermentation. Aged in 25% new French oak for 12 months with some less stirring.
This wine displays yellow stonefruit and citrus characters with a toasty oak palate. It is finely concentrated and has subtle mineral elements.
Cellar to 2026.
2016 Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay Tasting Notes.pdf