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Community Tasting Notes (50) Avg Score: 92.8 points

  • Wow, kapow, Batman, what a wine!!! It took a bit of time to open, but then settled into a smooth, creamy, vanilla, buttery and oaky chardonnay of fantabulous proportions. We sipped alongside a 2006 Corton-Charlemagne (or as we call it, Chuckie) and we were impressed in the extreme. Good on ya, Kistler!

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  • Classic Kistler. Drinking very well with no signs of age at all. One of the better bottles I've had in quite a while.

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  • I have not had much luck with this wine with my last 2-3 bottles.
    This wine shows a nice, med gold color, fading gently to a colorless rim.
    The nose is clean, but immediately shows off a bit of alcohol / heat. There is also a nice butterscotch aroma, with additional notes of peach, moss, and wet gravel.
    On the palate, the wine is med+ bodied, with med level, tangy acidity evident. Flavors include stone fruits, especially peach and apricot, with butterscotch candy and a smokiness, leading into the med+ length, tasty finish.
    This wine is considerably better than my last few bottles, thankfully. Drinking well now, but I would say that it needs to be consumed in the next 1-2 years.

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  • An excellent showing. High toned, delicate citrus. Pale coloring, still fresh. Best pairing of the night was this with a chestnut and brioche soup. The brioche led to a buttered toast match on the midpalate. Really fun. Haven't bought Kistler in a while but this bottle reminded me of why I used to! Classy stuff. Ready now, but not in decline.

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  • Great wine but on the verge so drink up...

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

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