2006 Giaconda Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • WS 91

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
The 2006 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay was barrel-fermented and aged on its lees in 40% new French oak for 18 months. Light gold-colored it exhibits a superb bouquet of mineral toast butter hazelnuts pear and a hint of... The 2006 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay was barrel-fermented and aged on its lees in 40% new French oak for 18 months. Light gold-colored it exhibits a superb bouquet of mineral toast butter hazelnuts pear and a hint of tropical fruits. Creamy textured it has layers of flavor excellent integration of oak and acidity and a fruit-filled finish. It should blossom for several more years and drink well for a decade.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2008
Vivid gold. Seductive bouquet of honeyed pear orange zest smoky lees and sweet butter. Fleshy and pure displaying intense mineral-laced pear white peach and buttery brioche flavors plus an exotic licorice note on the back... Vivid gold. Seductive bouquet of honeyed pear orange zest smoky lees and sweet butter. Fleshy and pure displaying intense mineral-laced pear white peach and buttery brioche flavors plus an exotic licorice note on the back end. Finishes with excellent chewy breadth. This is exotic and alluring but should also reward patience.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2008
Polished focused and appealing for its restraint offering crisp nectarine and blood orange flavors framed with a thin line of spicy oak. Has lively acidity to balance the lithe texture. Drink now through 2010. 50 cases... Polished focused and appealing for its restraint offering crisp nectarine and blood orange flavors framed with a thin line of spicy oak. Has lively acidity to balance the lithe texture. Drink now through 2010. 50 cases imported. -HS
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Sub-region Beechworth
Vintage 2006