Elston 2016 Review
Elston '16 - 'Classic scents of toasted hazelnuts and grilled peaches emerge on the nose of the 2016 Elston Chardonnay. This medium-bodied wine doesn't seem overoaked at all, as bright, citrusy beams of fruit shine on the long, elegant finish.'
Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, March 2018 Featuring: Elston 2016
'...Delightfully drinkable...' ★★★★1/2
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit. March 2017 Featuring: Elston 2016
'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
'Bright, citrusy beams of fruit shine on the long, elegant finish.' 92/100
Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski, Issue 235, March 2018 Featuring: Elston 2016
'Fruit succulence is balanced by very fine phenolic textures and fresh acidity. Excellent energy and vitality, carrying a taut, sustained finish.' 19.5-/20 ★★★★★
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, March 2018 Featuring: Elston 2016
'A beautifully styled chardonnay. This is a great Elston.' 95 points ★★★★★
Wine Orbit, Sam Kim, March 2018 Featuring: Elston 2016
'A concentrated chardonnay in a tight and tangy style.' 94/100 ★★★★1/2
Bob Campbell MW, November 2017 Featuring: Elston 2016
'If there was Kiwi wine aristocracy, Te Mata would be it. Nestled in the foothills of the Te Mata heritage zone, they make some of the best wines in the country. Independent, family-owned, exclusively Hawke's Bay, and committed to making premium wine on site.'