Giaconda Chardonnay

"My favourite Australian Chardonnay. The 1998 is a great wine that may ultimately rival the 1993 and 1996 Giaconda for it's sheer opulence, weight, richness and complexity. At the moment it's a little oaky, but this will integrate with time. With it's savoury Burgundian overtones (and I don't use this description lightly) excellent balance and structure, this wine will give immense pleasure for the next five to ten years".Philip RichThe Australian Financial Review Magazine"There are certainly Australian Chardonnays with a cult following. A prime example is Giaconda from the high Ovens Valley in Victoria, made in tiny quantities and difficult to run to earth. This is the sort of wine Americans call funky, i.e. far from the production-line technical perfection that is the Australian norm. It needs time to show it's fascinating best".Jancis RobinsonFinancial TimesWeekend UKA genuine surprise, provided you've never tried the minuscule amounts of chardonnay from Rick Kinzbrunner's vineyard near Beechworth, north-east Victoria. This wine is classically proportioned, complex and enduring, made with the same disregard to modern and allegedly enlightened winemaking techniques as the very best from Burgundy. Jeremy Oliver

  • [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2018

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Wine Front 96 Points!   "The powerhouse wine style of Australian Chardonnay. 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...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Wine Front 95 Points! "Struck match, spiced oatmeal, grapefruit, lime, pineapple and nectarine, a little vanilla perfume. It’s glossy, cheese sticks, hazelnut and funky savoury flavour, sizzled butter, but a core of sizzling citrus acidity to go with...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2016

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    "The colour is mid-yellow, unfiltered so it's not 100% bright, with aromas of chicken stock, nougat and roasted hazelnuts. Low-level sulphides are part of the style. It's very full-bodied, rich and generous with a fruit-sweet middle and velvet texture...

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  • Giaconda Chardonnay 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2012

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Gourmet Travelller 94 points!"A typical full-bodied, very rich Giaconda, which this year adopts a funky style. A powerful, weighty and long chardonnay."Gourmet Traveller, October 2014 Our Estate Vineyard Chardonnay is planted on the cooler...

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    $140.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2011

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Ralph Kyte-Powell 97 points!"This superb Beechworth chardonnay has mineral, struck match and yeasty mystery with a luxurious undercurrent of fruits and oak. The palate has creamy richness with superb finesse, finishing long and dry."The Age, 14th May...

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  • Giaconda Chardonnay 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2010

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Jeremy Oliver 98 points!"An essay in restrained power and balance. Scented with a complex bouquet of grapefruit, melon, lemon meringue, lime juice and yellow peach knit with smoky, matchstick-like oak, it's backed by creamy, nougat-like notes of ginger...

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    $145.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2008 Estate Vineyard

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    eRobertParker.com 97 points!"This 2008 Chardonnay has incredibly intense aromas of peach blossom, golden delicious apple, pineapple, meal, struck match, ginger shortbread, fennel seed and white pepper going into some pleasantly funky aromas with some air...

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  • Giaconda Chardonnay 2006 Estate Vineyard

    [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2006 Estate Vineyard

    Region: VIC- Alpine Valley

    "There are certainly Australian Chardonnays with a cult following. A prime example is Giaconda from the high Ovens Valley in Victoria, made in tiny quantities and difficult to run to earth. This is the sort of wine Americans call funky, i.e. far from the...

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    $195.00
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