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2018 Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Beechworth, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$299. 00 Bottle
$3588.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2020-2026)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Powerful aromatics of white peaches, nectarines and light dried honey are complexed by gun flint, biscuity oak, citrusy nougat characters, lightly roasted almonds and spice. Rich and bursting with intensity and energy, the palate’s wonderfully creamy texture is contrast against a remarkable freshness. Delicious fleshy white peach and nectarine fruits engulf the mouth with elements of biscuity oak, dried honey, roasted almonds, nougat, ginger spice and infusions of gun flint then chiming in. Beautifully delineated acidity with an aftertaste that’s prodigiously long and sophisticated.
Hedonistic drinking over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews…..
It's so difficult to avoid comparisons with Montrachet, except to say both have profoundly deep and long palates. Of course, there's high-quality French oak and the requisite acidity to freshen the finish, but the ultimate quality lies in the freakish length of the wine. Drink by 2038.
99 points
James Halliday - Top 100 2020

The powerhouse wine style of Australian Chardonnay. It’s fallen to me, for at least the past few years, to review this wine.
A whole heap of struck match, dropped into melting butter. It’s slippery and powerful, lime and fresh cut pineapple acidity, oatmeal, ginger and cinnamon, peppermint and white chocolate, pear skin and chalk, feels very wet and very dry at once, citrus zest and oak spice, pancakes with peaches, grip and crunch and smoke on a very long finish. Almost painful in its intensity and volume, so much so, the neighbours can probably hear me drinking it. Yet, still, undeniable quality in the glass here. En garde. Drink 2021-2030.
96 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front