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International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156
Bright, pale yellow-green. Pungent flinty minerality, underripe apricot and brown spices on the nose. Plush and rich but with terrific cut and definition to the stone fruit flavors. Best today on the rising, extremely long finish, which displays almost salty acidity and a brisk grapefruit note. Kongsgaard believes that this wine has more fat to buffer its tannins than the 2008 Judge, and that it will be best for medium-term drinking.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 2008 Chardonnay The Judge is exquisite. Full-bodied with layer upon layer of ripe stone fruits, crushed rocks, and floral notes, it is a honeyed, super-rich Chardonnay displaying a hint of tropical fruits in the long, 40-second finish (a remarkable length for a Chardonnay). This brilliant effort should last for 8-10 years.
Author: James Laube
A delicate, understated style, with notes of green apple, pear, spice and light cedary oak leading to a full body. Flavors slowly build on the finish, where this white's minerally attributes shine.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/22/2012
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 01/08/2012
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/10/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2017
On the same night, drunk after his regular Cuvee. More of everything than his regular Chardonnay. Needs more time to develop the usual secondary flavors that The Judge is known for, like tropical fruits. Long finish.
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