Elston 2015 Reviews
'The Listener asked Michael Cooper to select the ‘Best Wines’ in New Zealand. Across five wine styles, Michael chose a total of eight wines, including two from Te Mata Estate. Te Mata Estate Coleraine and Te Mata Estate Elston.'
New Zealand Listener, August 2007 Featuring: Elston 2015, Coleraine 2014
'The wine flows seamlessley to a lingering expansive finish, and promises to develop gracefully... Iconic Chardonnay.' 95 Points ★★★★★
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit. March 2017 Featuring: Elston 2015
'Bold style, and not lacking in flavour. Peaches sizzled in butter, sage and clove, grilled nuts and ruby red grapefruit. It’s full bodied, savoury and nutty, layered with spice and caramel, but cut into shape with tangy lime acidity, finishing bright and savoury at once.' 92 Points
The Wine Front, Gary Walsh, March 2017 Featuring: Elston 2015
'...youthful, with intense, citrusy, peachy flavours, mealy notes adding complexity, and has obvious potential...' ★★★★★
Michael Cooper. The Listener, 2017 Featuring: Elston 2015
...'The palate is firm and tight, with lively acidity and terrific concentration. Very impressive.' 95/100
HuonHooke.com. April, 2017 Featuring: Elston 2015
'With some of the country’s finest wines on its books there’s little doubt that Hawke’s Bay can produce outstanding-quality reds and whites. You’ll now find Hawke’s Bay wines in Michelin restaurants from Paris to Monaco.'
Rebbeca Gibb MW, Meininger Wine Business International, April 2017 Featuring: Awatea 2015, Cape Crest 2015, Coleraine 2015, Elston 2015, Gamay Noir 2017, Merlot/Cabernets 2015, Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Syrah 2015
Elston '15 - 'Straight-down-the-line, delicious New Zealand white. It offers tropical scents of mango, guava and melon wrapped up in judiciously applied new oak. The mid-weight palate resents a fine bead of acidity and a palpable sense of tension if not minerality. Ample pineapple and peachy notes frame the seductive, dry finish. I would suggest that you have another bottle handy, because you will finish the finish the first quicker than you think.' 90 points
Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018 Featuring: Elston 2015
Elston '15 - There's ripe stone fruit, hints of pencil shavings and a fine line of citrus that prolongs the finish, all rolled into a medium to full-bodied wine with a definite sense of grace and style.'
Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, March 2018 Featuring: Elston 2015
'...this is the best young Elston I have seen...' 19/20 points ★★★★★
Geoff Kelly wine Reviews, 2017 Featuring: Elston 2015
'Elston Chardonnay '15 - Ripe stone fruit, hints of pencil shavings and a fine line of citrus that prolongs the finish, all rolled into a medium to full-bodied wine with a definite sense of grace and style.' 93/100
Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski, Issue 235, March 2018 Featuring: Elston 2015
'Full and vivid. Exciting New World wine with an Old World sensibility.' 94 points