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Community Tasting Notes (9) Median Score: 94 points

  • More developed than anticipated. Good Flint, but fruit was a little 2 dinensional

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  • Giaconda 2010 Chardonnay, Beechworth VIC

    Colour pale golden. To begin very prominent matchstick character, which after time in glass lifts away & focuses on rich stone fruit, apricot nectar, with notes of toasted oak.

    On the palate there is a sense richness, pleasurable texture & gentle minerality which lifts the nutty oily nectar characters in this Chardonnay.

    As wine warms the finish becomes smoother & longer, and fruit & oak becomes beautifully integrated.

    Like to revisit this in 3-5 years.

    Tried with semi hard cheeses from Italy, Spain & France

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  • Colour pale golden. To begin very prominent matchstick character, which after time in glass lifts away & focuses on rich stone fruit, apricot nectar, with notes of toasted oak.

    On the palate there is a sense of richness, pleasurable texture & gentle minerality which lifts the nutty oily nectar characters in this Chardonnay.

    As wine warms the finish becomes smoother & longer, and fruit & oak become beautifully integrated.

    Like to revisit this in 3-5 years.

    Tried with semi hard cheeses from Italy, Spain & France.

    Guest note written by Beth Clarke.

    **Day Two**
    I wasn't a fan on day one as Beth was above, but Day Two this wine was singing a sweet tune! None of the driven oak from yesterday, this will be a real cellar dweller.

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  • Giaconda Tasting (PWS Melbourne): And I thought the Nantua was good. This was more than a notch or two above. Intense aromas of stone fruit and spicy oak. Complex and intense wine that somehow manages to remain completely light on its feet thanks to the oak being fully absorbed by the fruit intensity and acid. Terrific wine. Should age very well.

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  • The 2010 Giaconda Chardonnay has been receiving buckets full of praise from the Australian wine literati. I found it powerful, deep and intense on both nose and palate. It's clearly full bodied, offering up generous flavours of white peach, grapefruit, nuts, aniseed/liquorice and a slightly overbearing amount of smokiness (I suspect this will integrate over time). Although I wouldn't call it racy, there are ample acids which are quite approachable and there is some minerality to balance the fruit flavours. It's round on the palate and finishes quite long. A great wine that should improve over the next decade.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169, (See more on Vinous...)

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