Elephant Hill Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Highly refined, the 2020 vintage (5*) is the best yet. Estate-grown and hand-picked at Te Awanga, it was fermented and lees-aged for over a year in French oak casks (20 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it has a fragrant, complex bouquet. Mouthfilling, it has rich stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, mealy notes and a rich, very harmonious finish. Already delicious, it should be at its best 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $34 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed June 2022

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