Mills Reef Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021

$19.99$215.89 inc GST

This intensely aromatic wine showcases aromas and flavours of lime, mango, rock melon, with a hint of apple blossom supported with deft toasty oak. Medium-bodied and silky smooth, this delightful wine is enjoyable on its own, or pair beautifully with prawn dumplings or a risotto dish.

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Estate wines are made in a soft rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit character and earlier approach-ability, for everyday enjoyment.

They represent great value for money. The wines within this range have been crafted in such a way that you can purchase and then open them immediately for your enjoyment.

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Single Bottle, Case (12 Bottles)


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Wine Review

Aromas and flavours of peaches and sweet red apple, vanilla spice and freshly whipped cream. Oak aromas and flavours layer in a fine tannin texture and mix of new and older wood. Medium+ weight and intensity, a classic bouquet and palate. Best drinking from 2023 through 2025.

Cam Douglas MS

Silken-textured chardonnay with lemon curd, grapefruit/citrus, spicy oak, vanilla and a backbone of gentle tannins that promote a drying and lengthy finish. A hint of sweetness balances vibrant acidity. 

Bob Campbell

Food Pairings

Pairs beautifully with prawn dumplings or a risotto dish.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The grapes for this fine wine were grown predominantly from our Bridge Pa vineyard, where the vines sit in rich alluvial soils, in the celebrated Triangles wine region of Hawkes Bay. The weather over the growing season was excellent, with a hot dry summer allowing the fruit to ripen perfectly for harvesting on the 10th March, upon reaching optimum flavour profile and balance.

The juice was fermented to wine in a stainless steel tank, then put to maturation for ten months, with a small portion treated to 10% new French oak seasoning. The final wine blend was then treated to a light fining and filtering before being bottled under screwcap on the 11th of May 2022.