Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay

Sits at the big boys table of Hawke's Bay Chardonnay.

Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay

2022, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Mills Reef's flagship Chardonnay, only produced in great vintages
  • 93/100 & Top Rank Award (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review) - "Rich, ripe and luscious chardonnay with tropical fruit, peach, honey, sizzled butter and spicy oak balanced by citrus fruits and nutty yeast lees flavours"
  • Using single vineyard fruit, aged 12 months in 100% French oak (a third of that in expensive new oak)
The Real Review – Top Rank
Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
RRP $39.99

$33.99

Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay is the winery’s flagship Chardonnay. Elspeth (named after the winemaker’s Grandmother, Elspeth Preston) sits right up there with Hawke’s Bay’s wine elite. If it’s Elspeth slapped on the label you know you’ve got one classy little number in your hot little hands!

How classy you ask? Well five of the last nine releases have scored 95/100 from Master of Wine Bob Campbell. Undoubtedly one of Hawke’s Bays finest and consistently proves itself!

This is hand picked fruit from one of their prized single vineyards in the Bride Pa sub region. Aged for 12 months in 100% French oak, 35% in expensive new oak and given 35% malolactic fermentation for a buttery texture. This is a wine released to drink well early on but it’s sure as hell got the legs to go the distance, try 7-8 years from vintage.

  • 13.5
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay
Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay 2022, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
$33.99 RRP $39.99
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