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2015 Hillcrest Vineyard Premium Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

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

$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.

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)

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

Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.