Elephant Hill Salomé Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2019)

The powerful, classy 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle (78 per cent) and at Te Awanga (22 per cent), and fermented and matured for 15 months in French oak casks (28 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, with a highly fragrant, complex bouquet, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with ripe stone-fruit flavours, showing excellent delicacy and concentration, finely integrated toasty oak, fresh acidity, and a poised, tightly structured, long finish. A classic cellaring style, it should break into full stride 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $75 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed October 2021

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