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2021 Cri de Coeur Chardonnay

A switch to sustainable viticultural practices, top grafting with new clones and a change to cane pruning methods have been integral in the development of our winemaking over the last two decades. In 2012 the decision was made to introduce a super premium ranges of wines... The Cri de Coeur (Cry of the Heart) label is made in tiny quantities and perfectly showcases the pinnacle of our viticultural and winemaking efforts spanning over 40 years and two generations. 

Tasting Notes: The 2021 Cri de Coeur Chardonnay has a lifted florals and citrus leading to white stone fruit on the nose. It is pure fruited and finessed with acid steering the palate and subtle hints of toasty oak. 

Drink with: Pan fried snapper fillets with lemon and caper butter. Crab omelette.

Cellaring: Recommended with peak drinking window between 2025 and 2032. 

No animal products were used in the making of this wine. 



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The Real Review
Mid-straw, bright and brilliant in the glass. Aromas of struck match, grilled nuts, grapefruit pith, white flowers and melon skin. Plenty going on here. Fine, focused, long and layered, there’s a lovely core of pithy citrus along with just-ripe peach and nougat. Smart mouth-feel, texture and poise.
Gold Medal 95 points  |  Aaron Brasher

Halliday Wine Companion 2024
The mistake with this wine – or any chardonnay, for that matter, is to serve it too cold. That just muffles the flavours. Guilty. However, this opened up in no time allowing a full spread of stone fruit, lemon, mandarin, ginger fluff cake and clotted cream. The oak is neatly embedded into the body, adding some depth and spicy nuances, and the superfine acidity drives this to a Formula 1 finish.
Gold Medal 95 points  |  Jane Faulkner

Wine Pilot
Indigenous yeasts, whole bunch pressing and matured on gross lees in new and used French barriques with half going through malolactic fermentation. Yellow peach, lemon oil and cultured butter. Baked madeleines and shortcrust pastry. This wine, like all of Crittenden wines, has a deep well of flavour. The further down you peer the more the wine reveals. There is cracked marble, grated nutmeg and glace ginger and all the components work gracefully together like a harmonious symphony. This is for the true Chardonnay lovers, the loyalists that love the grape for its flesh, its longevity and for echoing sounds of nut brittle, camomile and peppery olive oil. This is so succinct and present. Drink with Dover Sole a la Meunière and bathe in bliss.
Gold Medal 96 points  |  Shanteh Wale

The Wine Front
It’s from the Crittenden home vineyard.

Crittenden grows mighty fine chardonnay. This is a powerhouse example, tight and rich at once, splashed with nougat but driven by nectarine and general stone fruits, lemon curd too, sweet milk notes, maybe a lick of pineapple, a kind of resiny, creamy, smoky aspect too. It takes a stand and makes you notice. It’s excellent, no question.
Gold Medal 95 points  |  Campbell Mattinson


2021 Cri de Coeur Chardonnay


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