Set in Pemberton, Western Australia, Silkwood Estate has earned a reputation for its high quality wines in the past few years. Their winemaking is aimed at capturing the specific varietal characteristics for which Western Australia’s Pemberton region is known.
For this reason, it’s not a surprise that Silkwood Estate Bowman Reserve wines received high ratings from critics, with a 95-point golden award.
The Silkwood Bowman Chardonay 2019 and The Bowman Pinot Noir 2019 in particular are worth mentioning, and for this reason we decided to bring you what the critics have to say about them.
The Silkwood Bowman Chardonay 2019
95 points- Patrick Eckel, Winepilot
“…wines like this show why with its steely acid backbone and quite serious complexity. Pale in colour, the wine opens with understated aromas of melon and florals well supported by malty French oak and nougat complexity. The palate is more savoury, with citrus and crushed nut flavours again over a bed of French oak. Bright acidity also gives impact and helps to drive a fine and very long finish. It’s a very impressive example of Great Southern Chardonnay
View review in this link.
The Bowman Pinot Noir 2019
93 points – Angus Hughson, Winepilot
“Crafting classy pinot noir can be hard work with this variety particularly fussy about where and how it is grown. The key is a cool climate which in Western Australia means Great Southern. Here the nearby Southern Ocean keeps the heat at bay, even in the middle of Summer. It also helps to create some super-savoury pinot noirs. This example is mid cherry red in colour with layers of earthy aromas – autumn leaves, spice and soil under which sits sweet red cherry and toasty oak. It is followed by an acid driven palate – green herb and stalky flavours over red fruits with a slight meaty edge. It’s complex for sure and suits early drinking.”
View review in this link.
About the Winery
Silkwood Estate’s focus on quality is of the utmost importance, with winemaking focused on expressing the distinctive varietal traits.
What makes this winery worth a visit (other than the wine itself), is the spectacular accomodation!
Their 5 star rated chalets are the ultimate in privacy and indulgence. Silkwood Estate’s four stylish chalets feature spacious, open-plan design, private balcony and stunning views of the lake and forest.
For this reason, if you want to take a bath with a breathtaking view, make sure to book your stay through this link.
The Pemberton’s premier wine growing region in Western Australia is located 327km south of Perth and only 90 minutes south from the Margaret River Region.
The prevailing temperate climate and cool ripening temperatures make Pemberton a premium cool-climate wine region.
At the age of 13 the now Silkwood Estate winemaker Michael Ng migrated to Melbourne with his Chinese parents. He developed a unique passion for wine during university. During that time, he bought as many wines as he could afford and studied avidly the ones he couldn’t.
He graduated from la Trobe University in viticultural science in 2006. His extensive career led him in 2018 to start his job as winemaker at Silkwood Estate.
To celebrate the release of the new Bowman Reserve wines and their new awards, we’re giving you exclusive early access + 20% discount on their wines!
Use the coupon code BOWMAN20 at checkout to claim your offer.
(Limited offer – Valid until Sunday 18th)
Want to learn more about the winery? See our portfolio on this link!