Chardonnay 2014 Reviews

'A quiet-spoken chardonnay, the elegant nose shows white stone fruit, citrus and creamy notes, followed by a linear palate that is fine and taut with lovely mid palate weight and beautifully integrated acidity. It is long, silky and harmonious. At its best: now to 2018.' 90 points ★★★★★

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Te Mata Showcase Summary, 2015 Featuring: Chardonnay 2014

'Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight hints of gold. This is very tightly bound and elegantly proportioned on the nose with fresh aromas of citrus fruit and white stonefruits and lifted yellow floral elements. Dry, tight and near austere, the palate features an amalgam of stonefruits, citrus fruits and nuts at the core. The palate is fine-textured and cut by crisp acidity leading to a tight, dry finish.' ★★★★

Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Review - Te Mata Estate Showcase Summary, 2015 Featuring: Chardonnay 2014

'2013 was an outstanding vintage for New Zealand's answer to the Médoc and northern Rhône rolled into one: Hawke's Bay ... 2014 is thought of as potentially even better than the outstanding 2013.' Featuring: Syrah 2014, Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Merlot/Cabernets 2014, Gamay Noir 2014, Elston 2014, Coleraine 2014, Chardonnay 2014, Bullnose 2014, Awatea 2014

'My benchmark. Te Mata Estate is the standard by which every other wine producer could be judged. The full range of styles has always been impeccable.'

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, July 2017 Featuring: Syrah 2015, Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Merlot/Cabernets 2015, Gamay Noir 2017, Elston 2016, Chardonnay 2014, Cape Crest 2015, Bullnose 2015, Awatea 2015

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