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Elephant Hill Salomé Chardonnay

Elephant Hill Salomé Chardonnay 2019

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New ZealandFrom Te Awanga and Bridge Pa, this was aged for one year in French oak (28% new), and tightened by 4 months on lees in tank prior to bottling. Power driven, with toasted popcorn, frizzed lemon, mandarin, and layers of reduction and oak spice driving through a mineral-driven core. There's a brace of acidity that drives this to the finish. A lot of intensity for 13.5%, this will reward with some cellaring.Tasted: 02 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: NZ 75.00 New Zealand Producer: Elephant Hill Estate and WineryDistributors: Great Legs International Wines Inc.
Grape: Chardonnay