FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
TOP DRAWER HAWKE'S BAY VIOGNIER
Elephant Hill are well known for their highly sought after Hawke's Bay Viognier and this plush 2020 release ticks every box for us. This is delicious summer wine - beautifully fresh, fragrant and balanced. 60% barrel fermentation and lots of attention in the winery has added complexity and creamy mouthfeel and pushes this wine into the 'must try' category for any discerning Viognier fan.
Stocks of this limited release wine are always in short supply. Snooze and you'll lose.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "This is sophisticated and engaging on the nose with ripe apricot, fig, lemon peel and roasted cashew characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The concentrated palate delivers plush mouthfeel and beautifully integrated acidity, leading to a generously rich yet firmly structured finish. Wonderfully satisfying. At its best: now to 2027."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "This is quite the elegant satin textured wine with flavours of fresh white and yellow apricots, some crisp apple and a whisper of citrus. Moderate acidity and medium+ weight delivers a wine with a core of fruit and texture not to dissimilar to chardonnay without oak and with a dry finish. Balanced, elegant and well made plus it’s ready to drink from 2022 through 2026."