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2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Stupidly delicious release of one of the Yarra's best value boutique Chardonnays.

$27.00$25.00

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Categories: Luke Lambert, Wines
About

About The Wine

Yarra Valley Chardonnay lovers, there is some serious joy to be had here.

Rising superstar winemaker Luke Lambert's 'Crudo' release always provides spectacular value for money, but no more so than in 2017 - a vintage Luke reckons may be the best he's seen.

This is made with the typical Lambert funk and flair, but with a delicious more-ishness that sets it apart from nearly all similarly priced Chardys. 94 points from Gary Walsh and hands down one of the best value Chardonnays on the market.

About Luke Lambert

Luke Lambert is one of the young guns of the Yarra Valley. His wines are distinctly ‘old world’ in style, with his philosophy being all about wines reflecting their place and terroir, and of minimal intervention in the winery.

Contrary to many of his Pinot Noir-obsessed contemporaries in the Yarra, Luke focuses on Syrah and Nebbiolo as his flagship red varieties. He uses judicious amounts of whole bunch in his traditionally inspired winemaking, gently drawing out the very essence of the special sites he sources fruit from. There is little doubt Luke will continue to produce some of the region’s most exciting wines over the coming years, he is a future icon of this Victorian region.

Luke and his pup in the winery
Luke and his pup in the winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Subdued wine, and while it has flavour, it’s as much about texture as anything else. A little smokiness, lemon and peel, maybe white peach and almond, but quite winey rather than fruity. Fresh and crunchy acidity, green apple and lemon barley, a fine chalk dust texture and some milk powder stuff in there too. Finish has a particularly good amount of energy, and a gustatory crunch of pithy bitterness. Pretty hard to stop drinking." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

2017 is the best harvest I've seen in the Valley. It's broken the trend of early/warm Summer and Autumn periods and was wonderfully mild, long and slow. Rain at the right times and no scorching temperatures over Summer followed by a beautifully even, soft sunshine Autumn.

The slow and long finish to the ripening period meant the fruit on the vine had excellent hang time and stayed in perfect condition. All adds up to lots of perfume, freshness and high acidity. In my view it was the perfect vintage, a 10 out of 10.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Luke out and about
Luke out and about
Yarra Valley, VIC
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