Credaro 1000 Crowns Chardonnay 2022


It has taken just half a century for Margaret River Chardonnay to take its place among the very finest examples of the grape to be found anywhere. Here is yet more evidence why. This superb example hails from two vineyards, including the team’s Wilyabrup vineyard. Whole bunch pressing in small bunches, wild yeasts, lees stirring and eight months maturation in French barrels, 30% new. Bright yellow hue, this offers a lovely expressive nose. Tropicals, banana, pineapple, passionfruit and cashewy oak. The oak is still integrating and this wine will look even better in a year or two. At the moment, very much early days. A fine line of acidity with good bite, balance and length, this is a wine which will provide great pleasure for at least four to six years, most likely more.