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2015 First Creek Reserve Chardonnay

2015 First Creek Reserve Chardonnay

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Hunter Valley
2015
750ml
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$43.99
Hunter Valley
2015
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • First Creek Wines is a family owned and operated winery based in the Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest wine producing region. The talented family of winemakers comprises of Liz, Shaun and Greg Silkman whose emphasis on careful fruit selection and rigorous attention to detail produce a range of wines that appeal to both critics and consumers alike.

    Our Winemaker's Reserve collection encapsulates regional and vineyard provenance, winemaking skill and integrity, as well as the essence of the First Creek style. We select grapes from benchmark vineyards, only in vintages when the fruit reaches the pinnacle of viticultural quality. The result is small batches of exceptionally rare and special wines.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Careful fruit selection underpins a style of restraint and finesse. Slow, cool barrel ferments, with 6 months lees maturation in puncheons and hogsheads provides a complex backdrop to naturally intense fruit flavours and mineral acidity. Minimal intervention winemaking techniques highlight fruit quality and showcase classic chardonnay varietal characteristics. An engaging palate of grapefruit, white peach and barrel ferment characters is supported by vibrant acid, ensuring this wine has a smooth, persistent length. Liz Silkman, Greg Silkman

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Pale green straw. Alluring notes of white peach and citrus, meshed with the finest French oak. An engaging palate of grapefruit, white peach and barrel ferment characters is supported by vibrant acid, ensuring this wine has a smooth, persistent length.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • First Creek Wines is a family owned and operated winery based in the Hunter Valley NSW, Australia's oldest wine producing region. Our talented and highly acclaimed team of winemakers have been crafting wines of exceptional regional quality since 1996. Greg Silkman - CEO and Winemaker, Liz Silkman - Chief Winemaker, Shaun Silkman - Chief Operating Officer and their team consistently make wines that highlight the great diversity of styles from the Hunter Valley, as well as examples from other wine regions. First Creek's emphasis on careful fruit selection and a rigorous attention to detail throughout the winemaking process has produced a range of wines that appeals to both critics and consumers alike. LIZ SILKMAN - 2016 and 2011 HUNTER VALLEY WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Follows the all-conquering 2014. In many ways is not typical Hunter chardonnay, with struck match, grapefruit and lemon; an intense and powerful oak lined by taut acidity.'

    MIKE BENNIE - GOURMET TRAVELLER


    A refined and tightly structured wine by Liz Silkman, showing layers of complexity and purity of fruit. A complex Hunter Valley Chardonnay.'

    ACCOLADES


    Gold Medal - New South Wales Wine Awards 2017 Silver Medal - National Wine Show Canberra 2016 Silver Medal - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2016 Silver Medal - Royal Sydney Show 2016 Silver Medal - Royal Queensland Show 2016 Silver Medal - New South Wales Wine Awards 2016