2018 Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay

NZs most consistently excellent flagship Chardonnay?

Elsewhere $42.99

$39.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Lunn Ave Superstore Medium
Constellation Drive Superstore High

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Further Information

Brand Te Mata Estate
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand


Is there a more consistently excellent Flagship Chardonnay in New Zealand? We'd argue Elston's exemplary track record dating back to 1984 makes it a frontrunner. Made from Mendoza clone fruit off the oldest estate Chardonnay vines, 2018 is delicious on release, but like past vintages, should ascend to a glorious peak around 7-10 years from vintage. We recently enjoyed a 2005 that had only just peaked... although it is so balanced and drinks so deliciously as a young Chardonnay, few people have the will to keep it that long.

Very elegant and generous aromatically with seductive hazelnut against peach, fig, pineapple and nougat.

Crammed with delicious tastes of vanilla, cream, macadamia and coconut threading a fleshy palate of stone fruits. The mid palate is finely creamed and lavish... the finish is extensive and beautifully promoted by a fresh, citrus inspired minerality. Sensational Elston, well worth tucking a few bottles away until post 2028 to experience it at its zenith. Perfect with a herb and butter roast chicken.

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