2019 Silkman Reserve Chardonnay

Hunter Valley, NSW

Excellent full-bore Hunter Chardonnay full of freshness and flavour. Tuck it away for later or drink it now, the choice is yours.


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Categories: Silkman
Tight and racier style. Good gear.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Never out of fashion (and it never should be), the Silkman Reserve Chardonnay is an intense number, layered with sweet rich pineapple and nectarine flavours.

Now with a few years since vintage under its belt, the creamy oak has been smoothed out a bit, but still very much present. Some good zinging acidity is emerging and it's at the top step of its drinking plateau - though it will continue to evolve if you choose to savour it.

Drink it now or save it for later, it'll do well either way.

About Silkman Wines

Liz and Shaun Silkman run a tight ship in the Hunter Valley.

Since their debut Silkman vintage in 2013, they have made some of the most awarded wines in their region through focusing their efforts on smart, modern winemaking guided by premium fruit.

The range is small yet high class across the board.

Without a doubt one of the future icons of the Hunter Valley.

Winemaker Liz Silkman
Winemaker Liz Silkman
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Silkman Wines ethos is to deliver a range of wines that showcase the unique characteristics of both the Hunter Valley and individual vineyards.

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

The Silkman vineyards
The Silkman vineyards
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Light, bright yellow hue, with a strong toasty oak aroma, the palate is likewise quite oak-driven albeit restrained and youthful, promising to unfold more in time. Zesty acidity enlivens the finish. Very good in a rather oaky style. I’d cellar it." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

The Wine Front

"Pitch perfect lighter to medium weight chardonnay of high freshness and bright flavours. White peach, nashi pear, green herb, lime juice is the shopping list. Chalky, powdery texture, drives with intensity and velocity. Tight and racier style. Good gear." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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.

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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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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. 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 consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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