Credaro 1000 Crowns Chardonnay 2023


The fruit for this exciting Marg River Chardonnay is sourced from two vineyards, including one in the region’s dress circle at Wilyabrup. Wild ferment, no malo and then eight months in French oak barriques, 30% of which was new. Pale lemon hue. This is a more refined, elegant and focused style. Aromas swirl through florals, white peaches, spices and notes of jasmine. There is excellent oak integration, with little more than a hint of nutmeg evident, plus perhaps a touch of cashews. A fine line of acidity with a lingering finish supported by an appealingly seductive texture. Enjoy for the next five to six years, possibly considerably longer from good cellars.