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2015 Hillcrest Vineyard Premium Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Elite Chardonnay from one of the Yarra's most unique sites.

HIGH SCORE

$75.00

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About

About The Wine

The Hillcrest Premium Chardonnay is a wine only ever made in exceptional vintages.

With the near perfect conditions in the Yarra Valley during 2015, this may be one of their finest releases to date. Planted in 1970, this elite Chardonnay vineyard produces impossibly low yields of small but intense berries which produces a powerhouse wine. Contrary to the in vogue style in the Yarra, the Hillcrest Premium Chardonnay comes pre-loaded with luscious texture and a voluptuous mouthfeel.

It's a flashy, full-bodied Chardonnay with some flesh on its bones. It's gloriously hedonistic and unique amongst the Yarra landscape. This release received an impressive 95 points from Gary Walsh.

Rare and highly sought-after, the Hillcrest Premium releases are always in high demand.

About Hillcrest Vineyard

Hillcrest is an elite Yarra Valley producer. The wines, farmed and vinified by owners David and Tanya Bryant, are some of the finest in the region.

Every wine produced is grown on the estate; the Premium and Reserve range grown on the impossibly low yielding original plantings from 1970 and the Village wines grown on the younger vineyard extensions in 2000 and 2005.

The wines have a power and a presence. They are made in minuscule volumes. They are treasured by avid collectors and have extraordinary longevity.

These are gorgeous wines that speak of their site and show the vagaries of vintage, a must have for the serious Yarra Valley enthusiast.

Additional Info

From The Producer

Hillcrest is located in the heart of Melbourne's picturesque Yarra Valley, one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Planted in 1970, it was one of the pioneers in the re-establishment of the Valley, and it is this vineyard which provides the old-vine resource from which the rare Reserve, Premium and Estate wines are made.

Purchased in 1999, the neglected 44-year old vineyard was re-trellised to allow for better canopy management. Now farmed along organic principles, herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers and other systemic spraying have been eliminated.

On the southern side of the Yarra Valley, the vineyard benefits from higher elevation and a cooler climate than the valley floor.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Luxurious golden colour, nectarine, honey and white flowers, spicy vanilla biscuits, menthol and almost a roast chicken savoury thing going on. It’s intense, deeply flavoured and powerful, with a firm core of pure acidity, oxidative and savoury flavours, tangerine, a subtle chalk dust texture, and a very long finish. Idiosyncratic, yes! But what a glass of Chardonnay. I’m thinking, this vintage, may be best enjoyed over the next few years: the complexity is already here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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