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.