The Armchair Critic Chardonnay 2009 (12 x 750mL), NSW.

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The palate is equally pure and fruit driven with grapefruit, citrus and white apple flavours supported by a fine mineral backbone and bracing acidity. A refreshing and grown up style of Chardonnay.

NSW - Other New South Wales
New South Wales

Winery Tasting Notes


The nose is fresh and pure with citrus and stone fruit aromas backed by hints of matchstick and toast.


A rich and complex Chardonnay that despite the oak maturation and lees work is still very much fruit driven and defined by a backbone of mineral acidity. The palate is taut and racy with an initial burst of grapefruit and white apple flavours building to a textural and complex finish.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will continue to gain complexity and character for up to 10 years.

Winemaking Note

The fruit is sourced from established, high altitude vineyards up to 850m. The fruit is hand picked and partially whole bunch pressed. A temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel is followed by partial malo-lactic fermentation. The wine is 100% matured for fourteen months in one year old French Oak barrels with limited lees stirring.

NSW - Other New South Wales
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Winery Profile

Armchair Critic, comprising two ranges – Armchair Critic and Under & Over, is Corey Ryan and Nicholas Crampton’s opinion on the way forward for Australian wine globally. Established vineyards in the best regions planted to the most suitable varieties, regardless of fashion, creating balanced wines of character and complexity.


Tumbarumba’s cool climate and high altitude, with vineyards rising to 900m, is vital in creating Chardonnay with elegance, subtlety and length. Heathcote’s ancient Cambrian soils combine with a warm, dry climate to create wines of brooding intensity and effortless power whilst retaining the structure and fine tannins to reward patient cellaring. The Armchair Critic Heathcote Shiraz is sourced from the Colby Vineyard.


The wines are made with a minimalist approach and a focus on maximum fruit and hence regional expression. Sustainable viticulture leads to low yields and moderate alcohol which is followed with minimal additions and limited oak. The wines are fresh and vibrant and approachable in their youth.


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