2021 Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay
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2021 Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay

$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

First produced in 1984, Te Mata’s Elston Chardonnay is from the Estate’s oldest vineyards located on the hillside above the winery. Fermented in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels with a number going through malolactic fermentation. The finest lots were then selected and matured for a further 11 months in the same barrels.
Brilliant pale straw colour with distinct highlights of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Pronounced ripe peach and nectarine scents are interwoven with hints of honeycomb, crème brulee, biscuity nougat and spice notes. Rich and well rounded texturally, the palate is decorated with fleshy peach and nectarine fruits which overlay a dried honey, cashew, biscuity nougat, subtle crème brulee and spice back drop. Energetic acidity lends freshness to a long, lively yet delicately creamed finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
Expressive nose of white grapefruit, white pears, sea shells, nutmeg, cloves and dried lemons. It's medium- to full-bodied with a creamy and layered texture. Vibrant. Lovely sweet fruit and integrated subtle spice notes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
93 points