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 Orbit, Sam Kim
"Seductive and sensuous, this splendidly composed chardonnay shows golden peach, rockmelon, lemon peel and brioche characters with nuances of vanilla and cedar. The palate is superbly weighted and expansive, delivering delectable fruit flavours together with stylish oak infusion, finishing persistent and creamy. It is opulent yet elegant with layers of fine texture. At its best: now to 2025." Drink 2019 - 2025
95/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Only the second vintage of Elephant Hill's flagship chardonnay with just 111 cases produced. Most of the grapes from Te Awanga with some from a low-cropped section of their Bridge Pa vineyard. Concentrated yet restrained chardonnay that is rather taut at this early stage with chalky, mineral, citrus, brioche and bran biscuit flavours. To be launched on 1 May. Should develop well with bottle age 16/4/2019." Drink 2019 - 2025