2005 Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
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2005 Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Beechworth, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$450. 00
$5400.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.8%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....

A typically complex but possibly quite evolved chardonnay with a very developed colour and a smoky, mineral and reductive bouquet of charcuterie, matchstick, honeydew melon and lime. It's unctuous and richly fruited, with deep, lingering flavours of grapefruit, melon and cumquat backed by suggestions of smoked ham and bacon, finishing long and tangy, with lime juice and lemony acids.
95 Points
Jeremy Oliver

The 2005 Chardonnay Estate was barrel fermented with native yeasts in French oak, 50% new, where it remained for 18 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered. Medium gold-colored, it delivers aromas of mineral, spice box, baked apple, poached pear, and tropical notes. Medium to full-bodied, it is layered and rich with intense flavors, superb depth and a very long finish. It will evolve for several years and drink well for a decade.
95 points
Jay Miller - Wine Advocate #173 Oct 2007