Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2017

Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2017

 

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Te Mata
Elston Chardonnay 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Hawkes Bay
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

A legendary NZ chardonnay made from low cropped vines that undergoes a complete barrel and malolactic fermentation. It is a richly fruited and textured wine showing ripe stone fruit, pineapple and citrus flavours with a seamless long finish.

Experts Score Vintage
BC Bob Campbell MW 94 2016
RP Robert Parker 92 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2016
JS James Suckling 94 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings

Each parcel was gently whole-cluster pressed, cold settled and racked to new and seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation. The resulting wines remained in contact with their yeast lees while undergoing malolactic fermentation. The finest lots were selected for further maturation, spending a total of 11 months in barrel.

Tasting Notes: 

Resplendent white-gold, Elston Chardonnay shows immediate notes of lemon oil, white peach and concentrated, ripe nectarine. The aromas of citrus blossom and clover honey sparkle over a luxurious palate of grapefruit, toast and lemon nougat.

Elston Chardonnay, Te Mata’s Queen, is fine, gorgeous and intense. Chardonnay royalty with focus, energy and oodles of its signature, moreish character.

Today, the estate comprises 250ha, with 150ha under vine, and produces 40000 cases exclusively from these plantings. Two thirds of the production is Cabernets/Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah. Te Mata Estate Winery originated as part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land-holding established by English immigrant John Chambers in 1854. John's third son, Bernard had the original vision for wine production and planted grape vines on three parcels of hillside land above the homestead,… Read more

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 94 Points (2016)
Made from hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed grapes that were fermented in barrel using endemic yeasts from vineyard and winery as well as cultured yeasts. Weighty wine with nectarine, oyster shell, mineral, bran biscuit and spicy oak flavours. A concentrated chardonnay in a tight and tangy style (11/2017)

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2016)
Classic scents of toasted hazelnuts and grilled peaches emerge on the nose of the 2016 Elston Chardonnay. It's completely barrel fermented and aged in a mix of used and new French oak, but this medium-bodied wine doesn't seem overoaked at all, as bright, citrusy beams of fruit shine on the long, elegant finish.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2016)
This opulent Chardonnay charges out of the gate with ripe stone and tropical fruit, brioche, honey and toasty oak notes. The palate is less full throttle than the nose suggests. It certainly has richness and body, but it's tempered by a clean line of acidity and more tangy fruit. The oak is jutting out a little, but it should settle with time. Drink now with food or cellar until 2026.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2015)
A rich and dense white with a fresh and lively backbone. Cooked apple and rosemary and olive oil undertones. Full and vivid. Exciting New World wine with an Old World sensibility.

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RP
91
BC
92
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91
BC
96
WE
91
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DCT
96
RP
94
WE
92
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JS
92
RP
92
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RP
93
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92
WE
90
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29,90 €
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RP
91
The individual parcels of each variety, from each plot, were de-stemmed before a traditional warm fermentation, followed by extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were pressed, returned…
26,90 €
Quantity : moins plus
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RP
89
WE
91
WS
89
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22,90 €
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RP
92
JS
94
VN
90
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26,90 €
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RP
90
JS
90
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22,90 €
Quantity : moins plus
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Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2017 Reviewed by Bob Campbell MW 22-04-2021 . Score: 4.5