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Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2018

Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2018


It's hard to overstate the magnitude of the offer in front of you, but this is a rare chance to purchase bottle-aged wines of this calibre at what can only be described as a 'compelling' price.

95/100 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
FIVE STARS | The Wine Writer

This is a stunning example of elite Hawke's Bay Chardonnay from the Elephant Hill team. The Reserves are a special barrel selection that sit between the Estate series and Elephant Hill's super-premium Icons range - and are only released when the conditions are absolutely perfect.

The 2018 vintage saw consistently warmer days, allowing for exceptionally high-quality fruit. This 2018 release is powerful, but refined and sophisticated. The Elephant Hill quality cues are showcased here - ripe stone fruit flavours with a line of citrus acidity gives fresh palate-feel. Hints of flinty minerality and oak spice on the finish further enhance this already superb wine.

Stunning now but this wine will blossom with a few years in the cellar. Tuck a 6 pack away and watch the magic unfold.


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Buy any 12 bottles and get the case rate
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Case rate (6) $29.99

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Buy any 12 bottles and get the case rate
We deliver door to door, nationwide
Tasting Notes

Cameron Douglas MS writes "A beautifully presented wine with a bouquet of satin smooth peach and ripe grapefruit, aromas of stone and wet rocks, a saline quality fresh cashew nut oak scents with a light white smoke complexity. Textures of satin cream and ripe fruit are bound with warming alcohol all touching the palate simultaneously, flavours of yellow stone fruits and ripe citrus, vanilla and cashew nut cream. Tannins are fine adding mouthfeel, acidity for contrast and bite all leading to a plush, complex and lengthy finish."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "This is wonderfully complex and immensely appealing with golden peach, rockmelon, brioche, hazelnut and lemon peel aromas on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that's succulent and plush. Beautifully layered with delectable flavours and rich texture, finishing superbly long and satisfying."

The winery writes "Ripe stone fruit, peach and apricot flavours with underlying nuttiness and line of citrus acidity keeps the palate fresh and long lasting. Flinty minerality in the background with lingering oak spice on the finish."

Stock Level: Out of Stock
Vintage: 2018
Volume: 750ml
Alcohol: 14
Seal Type: Cork

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