Strong meaty chard with lots of white fruit. The Kongsgaard chards have a reputation of being done in an oxidative style and this one exemplifies that house style. If you don't like it, this can easily be mistaken for premox but this is different with no madeira flavor.
I think this may just be the finest Chard from Napa... I have also said that this wine at $175 (on release) is a better buy, in my opinion, than their regular chardonnay bottling at $75. I'll put it up against most Grand Cru White Burgundies... Drink up though...
Color is a honey, almost amber. Nose is deep and rich. The wine is honey and caramel and delicious but not like a typical chardonnay at this stage of its life. I brought it to accompany a white truffle pasta dish and it would have clashed. My friend believed it would go better with cheese; not being a cheese guy I can't say but it's almost a dessert wine at this point. Drink with this in mind and you'll love it; do not drink if you are expecting typical chardonnay, and do not drink at all if you want something from the Côte de Beaune.
Deep color, almost going towards red. Big, rich and powerful. Unfortunately it is a touch oxidized. First time I've had a Kongsgaard that was a bit oxidized. Still, you can feel how good this wine was.
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(Kongsgaard Chardonnay The Judge) Floral, unctuous, vanilla and tropical fruit nose; concentrated, rich, guava, tropical fruit and vanilla palate with creamy texture; a little hot on long finish 93+ pts.
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