2023 Lambert Crudo Chardonnay

Always one of the great value cool-climate Chardonnays of the Yarra Valley, the Crudo delivers incredible drinking pleasure.
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews

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

Superstar winemaker Luke Lambert's 'Crudo' releases always provides spectacular value for money, and the Chardonnay is a baller.

This is made with the typical Lambert funk and flair, but with a moreishness and poise that sets it apart from most other similarly priced Chardonnays in the region.

This is a linear, focused expression of the Yarra Valley with lively refreshing acidity. It crackles with energy. This Crudo is not that far behind the Luke Lambert black label Chardonnay in terms of sheer quality.

Hands down one of the best buys for Yarra Valley Chardonnays on the market.

Whole bunch pressed. Wild ferment, wild malo. Matured in large French oak Foudre.

94 points, "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." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
6 reviews
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    Peter
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great value chardonnay

    Great wine and great service from DD.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • H
    HC
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Thoroughly enjoyed, more bottles on order!

    A crisp, enjoyable Chardonnay, not too oaky like some traditional ones. We will be ordering again!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Jules G.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Delicious and outstanding for the price

    Really enjoyed this. Crisp, saline, racy style of chardonnay with flecks of texture and complexity. Quite a classy wine with loads of interest. Particularly amazing at this price.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • GW
    Garth W.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A delicious crisp chardonnay

    Luke Lambert has done it again. This is a fresh, crisp chardonnay that keeps calling you back for another glass

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • RC
    Ryan C.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Offers up great value

    Young, steely Chardonnay.

    Higher acid, fruit filled, nice hint of old French oak for a young wine to be drunk now.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Lambert Wines

Luke Lambert is one of the Yarra Valley's great winemaking talents.

His traditionally inspired winemaking gently draws out the unique voice of the special vineyards he sources fruit from. He focuses on cooler sites in the Yarra, looking for precise, streamlined expressions of Nebbiolo, Syrah and Chardonnay. These wines under his eponymous label are considered by many as benchmark wines in this country.

His Crudo label offers exceptional value for money. The Shiraz, Chardonnay and Rosé are built in a more generous style without compromising quality. They offer a brilliant balance of complexity and drinkability.

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.

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