94/100 | Bob Campbell, MW.
19.5/20 FIVE STARS | Raymond Chan.
Considered by many to be New Zealand's finest Chardonnay. Te Mata Elston is a sure fire contender in any discussion of New Zealand's finest white wines. With wonderful fruit weight, perfect oak contribution and superb balance, this is pure and simply world class wine.
The winery writes "Resplendent white-gold, Elston Chardonnay ’16 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 ï¬ne, gorgeous and intense. Chardonnay royalty with focus, energy and oodles of its signature, moreish character."
Bob Campbell, MW writes 'A concentrated chardonnay in a tight and tangy style.' 94/100