Te Mata 2017 Elston Chardonnay (Hawke's Bay)

A fairly tricky vintage, the 2017 Chardonnay is less full throttle and ripe than in previous years, but its restraint offers poise and age-worthiness. Soft pineapple and melon aromas sit alongside vegetal green-pepper ones, along with white spice and toasty vanillin oak. The acidity is what's particularly noticeable on this vintage, but it's balanced by chalky texture and fruit weight. Medium bodied, the oak is somewhat on show but mostly in a supporting rather than leading role. Drink 2021–2029. Christina Pickard

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