Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay

A class act for the money!

Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay

2018, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Sam Kim – 95 Points
Raymond Chan – 5 Stars
Michael Cooper 5 Stars
Cuisine 4 1/2 Stars

70 in stock

RRP $55

$29.99

Elephant Hill Reserve pricing like we’ve never seen before!
Limited stocks of these incredible, multi award winning, cellar worthy Elephant Hill RESERVE wines are up for grabs at $29.99 (was $39.99 on special).
Seriously, take advantage while you can.

Elephant Hill only release their sleek looking Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay when the quality hits the mark. When they say that, they mean it. These guys set the bar pretty high when it comes to quality. That might be something to do with their German owners, Roger and Reydan Weiss, that spare no expense in running this state of the art winery located on the stunning Te Awanga coastline, and boasts one of the finest winery restaurants in NZ!

So when the tip top 2018 vintage came along and gave the Elephant Hill crew some top notch fruit from their coastal Te Awanga vineyard, they got about creating their Reserve label Chardonnay.

They gave it the full whizz bang treatment behind closed doors – slow fermentation with indigenous yeast, aged 12 months in French oak (25% new) with lees stirring, then a further five months on lees in tank to add richness, flavour and texture.

Scoring 5 Stars with critic Michael Cooper, who said “Maturing gracefully, the 2018 vintage (5*) was estate-grown at Te Awanga, and fermented and lees-aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (26 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with generous, ripe stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, fresh acidity and a savoury, lingering finish. A vigorous, complex wine, likely to be long-lived, it should be at its best 2025+.”

The result? Well, what else would you expect but one seriously delicious, richly flavoured Chardonnay that they sum up simply by saying “The exceptional fruit purity, concentration and complexity are the
hallmarks of our Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay“. It’s got real potential to get even better over the coming years, throw a six pack in the cellar now and tuck into them between now and 2026.

  • 13.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay
Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2018, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
$29.99 RRP $55
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