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Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2023

$40.00
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Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2023
Producer Lambert Wines
Region, Country Yarra Valley, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 24077-750

Since moving his Chardonnay sourcing to the Denton vineyard, we have seen even greater mineral depth in both the Lambert Crudo and Estate Chardonnays. “The granite soils of the Denton vineyard are most evident in the Chardonnay wines,” Luke tells us. And what’s in the glass certainly backs up this claim. The Crudo fruit hails from the east/northeast-facing slope on the cone-shaped Denton vineyard. The vines are now 20 years old, sitting on those expressive soils of granitic sand over heavy granite boulders. 

As is the norm, the fruit was whole bunch-pressed and spontaneously fermented with no temperature control. The wine went through full malolactic conversion and matured in old oak (2,000-litre French oak foudre) for three to four months. It was bottled without fining or filtration and with minimum sulphur. 

It’s another scintillating release, a wine as composed, refined, chiselled and elegant as many with a loftier price tag. A picture of balance and harmony, it’s springtime fresh, with pure, ripe fruit flavours accented by white flowers and deep, stony minerals. It sits beautifully on the palate, composed and flowing to a long, seamless finish. Flat out gorgeous.

Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2023

Reviews

“There is brilliant value to be found in the 2023 Chardonnay Crudo from Luke Lambert that, while not especially powerful, delivers with sheer class. It opens with waves of grapefruit and gentle flint, topped by a fine saline edge. Tangy melon, sherbet and citrus flavor are underpinned by subtle creamy cashew oak in a compact, well-focused style. There’s a fresh acid bite to the finish.”
91 points, Angus Hughson, Vinous
“A whole lot of umami flavour on offer here. It’s saline and quite wild, chicken stock with a subtle fino sherry character, also some chamomile perfume. The fruit flavours play second fiddle here, though it does have preserved lemon, Japanese ginger, green apple and pear (of the same colour). Shows a tickle of spritz too, and some Disprin/Eno character too, which I like. Finish is zippy, yet nutty, and offers excellent length. So distinctive. Excellent.”
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Reviews

“There is brilliant value to be found in the 2023 Chardonnay Crudo from Luke Lambert that, while not especially powerful, delivers with sheer class. It opens with waves of grapefruit and gentle flint, topped by a fine saline edge. Tangy melon, sherbet and citrus flavor are underpinned by subtle creamy cashew oak in a compact, well-focused style. There’s a fresh acid bite to the finish.”
91 points, Angus Hughson, Vinous
“A whole lot of umami flavour on offer here. It’s saline and quite wild, chicken stock with a subtle fino sherry character, also some chamomile perfume. The fruit flavours play second fiddle here, though it does have preserved lemon, Japanese ginger, green apple and pear (of the same colour). Shows a tickle of spritz too, and some Disprin/Eno character too, which I like. Finish is zippy, yet nutty, and offers excellent length. So distinctive. Excellent.”
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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