Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay

One of NZ's great Chardonnays!

Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay

2016, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • The 32nd vintage of one of NZ's most highly rated Chardonnays!
  • Elston is jewel in the crown for Te Mata Estate's Chardonnays
  • 5 Stars (Raymond Chan), 5 (Sam Kim), 4 Stars (Michael Cooper MW) - drink now to 2021
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    Hailed as one of New Zealand’s greatest Chardonnays. Heck, we wouldn’t wouldn’t disagree, this is a stunner every year and one we look forward to emptying a few bottles of upon release every vintage!

    The 2016 is here, the 32nd release of this famous label, and it’s another sure fire winner. This is the jewel in the crown for Chardonnay at Te Mata Estate so they put their best foot forward on it every time you can be sure of that.

    They showed their secret nerdy side naming this one “Elston”, named after Elston Hall in Nottinghamshire in the UK. It’s the ancestral home of Charle’s Darwin’s family. In their words, “Darwin’s ‘theory of natural selection’ forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory, the foundation of biology.” Sheesh, can we just enjoy a glass already?

    Lots of sweet stone fruit flavours and a moderately buttery finish. Drink it now to 2021 and pair with seafood, poultry and soft, ripened cheeses.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Cork
    Raymond Chan – 5 Stars
    Sam Kim – 5 Stars
    Michael Cooper 4 Stars
    Browse Wine | White | Chardonnay | 2016 | Te Mata

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    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars
    Michael Cooper 5 Stars


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