Cameron Douglas MS 2019 Blank Canvas Escaroth Chardonnay 94 Points Intense aromas of wood smoke and barrel spice then ruby grapefruit, peach and baked orchard fruits. Youthful and very inviting bouquet. On the palate - weighty, silky, warm, fleshy, spicy, smoky and dry. Fruits flavours reflect the nose with yellow fleshed stone fruits, some apple and grapefruit. Lovely wine on the palate - a Chardonnay lovers paradise. Still developing so no rush to drink till mid, even end of, 2021 and through 2025. Bob Campbell MW 2019 Blank Canvas Escaroth Chardonnay 94 Points From a north-facing slope in the Southern Valleys Taylor Pass. Concentrated...
#1 Highest Rated Chardonnay in New Zealand 2019 - The Real Review Bob Campbell MW 95 points. "Impressive purity and power with peach, nectarine fruit flavours together with a subtle struck-flint mineral, reductive character and a pleasing savoury note. A taut , elegant chardonnay that's good now but promises to be even better with bottle age." WINERY NOTE: The ‘Reed’ Chardonnay is an incredibly textured, savoury wine. It summons a tightly-coiled white peach, grapefruit and toasted hazelnut aroma profile, which is complemented by complex flint and silex nuances. Its vividly sketched acidity allows it to carry the powerful but savoury oak...
Bob Campbell MW 92 points. Taut, linear, low-key chardonnay with gentle grapefruit, spice, ginger, toast and subtle oak flavours. An appealing, seamless wine with a silken texture and a little alcohol evident adding heat to the finish."
Selected for Singapore Airlines First Class. "96 Points. Ripe, stylish and quite complex with grapefruit, white peach, nectarine, bran biscuit and subtle mineral and oyster shell flavours. An elegant and appealing wine with an ethereal texture and lengthy finish. Delicious now but might even get a little bitter with a few years’ bottle age." - Bob Campbell MW, bobcampbell.co.nz, December 2018. James Suckling 95 points. "This is beautifully curated complexity, applied to very bright, powerful and concentrated chardonnay fruit. White peaches and grilled hazelnuts lead to a palate with a subtly creamy array of grilled-peach and...
Bob Campbell MW 95 points. “From Elephant Hill’s coastal Te Awanga vineyard. Very saline chardonnay with oyster-shell, citrus, green apple, toast and subtle ginger flavours. A taut, concentrated wine that is approachable now but promises to develop well with further bottle age.” no.2 of 72 2018 Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay. Cameron Douglas MS, 95 points. “Engaging bouquet with aromas of fresh new French barrel overlaid with ripe yellow and golden fleshed orchard fruits, fragrant wood spices and toastiness, a leesy spicy layer and compelling complexity. On the palate - full bodied, nutty and rich in flavour and texture. Wood spices...
A crisp Chardonnay with green apple and citrus characters. The majority of grapes are from our coastal Te Awanga vineyard. It has mineral and subtle oak aromas. AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 94 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 5 stars, 94 points - Cameron Douglas MS
Exceptional fruit purity, concentration and complexity are the hallmarks of Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay. "Tangy Chardonnay with green apple, citrus, lime, toast, bran biscuit and spicy oak flavours. Moderately rich but a little green with assertive acidity." - Bob Campbell MW AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 95 points - Bob Campbell MW 95 points - Sam Kim Wine Orbit. This rich, tightly structured wine was estate-grown at Te Awanga (principally) and in the Bridge Pa Triangle, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for a year in French oak barrels (26 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is full-bodied, with concentrated, ripe...
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 97 points, Cameron Douglas MS. 95 points - Bob Campbell MW 19.5+/20 points, 5 stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 96 points, 5 stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 5 stars - Michael Cooper. Gold Medal, Six Nations Wine Challenge. 97/100 Cameron Douglas MS "Immediately complex with a Meursault-like bouquet of cashew spice, cold smoke, grapefruit peel, apple and peach. A complex and lengthy wine on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose. Satin texture with a light creamy butter note and a bite of new oak. Primed for cellaring with drinking from 2021/22 and through to 2030. An excellent wine." Drink 2020 - 2030 96/100 Wine...
91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski "Classic notes of toasted hazelnuts and white peach mark the nose of the 2015 Chardonnay. It's medium-bodied, with a plump, succulent mouthfeel and a silky texture that supports flavors of white peach, pineapple and citrus. The finish does a slow, elegant fade, adding to this wine's considerable appeal. Drink 2018-2022"
95 Points - Bob Campbell Rich, appealing, creamy-textured chardonnay with layers of white peach, lanolin, ginger, brioche and subtle spicy flavours. A seamless, integrated wine that defines subtle power. So approachable now it's hard to imaging it getting any better, but that's an exciting possibility. @GREYSTONE #FAYE
WINERY NOTES: Chardonnay is a variety that allows you more freedom to make wines in a style that you like more than any other. Ours you will get a more delicate subtle version, moreish and complex. Grapes from our Morrison Vineyard were whole bunch pressed directly to barrel, fermented naturally using the vineyard yeasts, all in older French oak. A wine with delicate fruit flavours, some savoury complexity, nuttiness & vanilla, with a soft palate of pith like mineral texture, all underpinned by fine acidity. Matured for just under a year on lees prior to hand bottling without filtration. Certified organic, Morrison vineyard, Pisa.
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