2008 Giaconda Chardonnay

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • JH 96
  • JS 95
  • WS 95
  • WF 95

Reviews for 2008 Giaconda Chardonnay

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
Giaconda's 2008 Chardonnay is every bit as good as I remember it. It's developing into a broad rich nutty styled white with aromas of warm peaches apricots and butterscotch over hints of ginger mace and yeast extract. The... Giaconda's 2008 Chardonnay is every bit as good as I remember it. It's developing into a broad rich nutty styled white with aromas of warm peaches apricots and butterscotch over hints of ginger mace and yeast extract. The palate is far more elegant than the nose suggests with a silken texture medium to full body and concentrated flavor layers. The richness is nicely offset by a fine acid backbone and it finishes with a great persistence of savory / toasty flavors. Delicious now it should cellar to 2020+.
JH 96
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2010
Bright straw-green; has all the textural complexity for which Giaconda is rightly revered creamy/nutty characters held by perfectly balanced acidity the mid-palate with pristine nectarine and melon fruit oak at once... Bright straw-green; has all the textural complexity for which Giaconda is rightly revered creamy/nutty characters held by perfectly balanced acidity the mid-palate with pristine nectarine and melon fruit oak at once omnipresent yet subtle.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2011
Aromas of honey hints of pie crush and peaches. Full and racy with a lanolin and apple character. Wonderfully layered and beautiful in length. Firm and tight. Shows so much restraint. Flinty and minerally.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2012
Toasty spicy and complex this is polished to a gleam and redolent of ripe pear pineapple honey and butterscotch finishing with just enough acidity to keep it refreshing and impeccable. Shows tremendous depth and vibrancy... Toasty spicy and complex this is polished to a gleam and redolent of ripe pear pineapple honey and butterscotch finishing with just enough acidity to keep it refreshing and impeccable. Shows tremendous depth and vibrancy. Drink now through 2020. -HS
WF 95
Wine Front - Wine Front, February 2012
This has come and gone in terms of ex-cellar but for the record it's a super release. It's a tremendous wine experience - from the first impression to the last. Almonds white and yellow fruits burnt matches and meal... This has come and gone in terms of ex-cellar but for the record it's a super release. It's a tremendous wine experience - from the first impression to the last. Almonds white and yellow fruits burnt matches and meal. There's creaminess and toastiness spiciness and sweetness - the flavours and textures crashing through in waves. An upper echelon Giaconda chardonnay release. 95+