Wine of the Week NZ

Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $54

Very attractive chardonnay with peach, nectarine, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours. Very tactile wine with good weight and an ethereal texture. Good purity and a lingering finish. A highly drinkable chardonnay that should develop well with bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Scampi tail, linguini, garlic, chilli, flat parsley, lime

Stockists: Elephant Hill Wines; Procure (NZ distributor). New Zealand only

Ranked: #5 of 47 2016 Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

Winery Rating: 94.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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