More Vintages and Sizes of Kongsgaard - Chardonnay The Judge:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132
($175) Wilder, more reduced nose than the 2005, with notes of mocha, smoke and nutty oak. Then broad, dry and full: this is almost too big for the mouth. This glyceral-thick chardonnay boasts staggering volume, but in spite of its almost exotic thickness and tropical fruit notes, I'd still like to put this in a blind tasting of top grand cru Burgundies. The wine's solid mineral underpinning began to express itself with aeration.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 2004 Chardonnay The Judge is about as fine a Chardonnay as one is likely to find in the world. The wine, as one might expect, is from the same vineyard and simply the most concentrated barrels of what is already a very concentrated wine. It just has more of everything when compared to the regular 2004 Chardonnay, but I think the most striking thing is that, from what I can tell, he is looking for even more intense minerality in the wine, and this wine certainly offers it in spades. It should age for up to a decade.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/22/2010
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/18/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2013
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/27/2008
Drink Dates: 2007-2012
delicious and complex.; fruity with a great acidic backbone; lots of butterscotch flavor on the long, long finish; worth the price
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