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2001 Kongsgaard Chardonnay
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2001 Kongsgaard Chardonnay

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Vineyard

Kongsgaard

Varietal

Chardonnay

Wine Description

"An awesome effort, the 2001 Chardonnay may be this estate's finest Chardonnay to date. Boasting profoundly intense notes of orage marmalade, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle as well as great delineation for its massive size, this terrific Chardonnay tastes like a grand cru white Burgundy."-Wine Advocate

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Vineyard

Kongsgaard

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White Wine

"An awesome effort, the 2001 Chardonnay may be this estate's finest Chardonnay to date. Boasting profoundly intense notes of orage marmalade, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle as well as great delineation for its massive size, this terrific Chardonnay tastes like a grand cru white Burgundy."-Wine Advocate

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    특유의 꼬릿한 향이 굉장히 강함. 좀 지나쳐서 썩은 낙엽향이 거북스러움 검은 진노란색 미네랄이 지나치게 강하여 균형이 깨진 듯한 느낌. 특징있지만 내 스타일은 아닌 듯 1시간이 지나자 견과류와 아카시아향이 피어오르며 균형을 찾아가는 듯. 한편 단맛이 지나치게 도드라짐. 전체적으로 콩스가르드 특유의 맛과 향이 나타나지만 인위적이고 지나친 감이여서 부르고뉴 화이트의 자연스러움과 비교하여 아쉬움

    11 months
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 94(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 114, May/June 2004 ($75) Pale medium yellow. Slightly high-toned aromas of candied orange peel, mirabelle, smoke and exotic herbs, as in Chartreuse or Benedictine. Wonderfully restrained and precise in the mouth, with the nervosite of great Burgundy. Bright, minerally and gripping, with hints of citrus peel and exotic herbs lifted by brisk acidity. Not at all an in-your-face style of California chardonnay desp...
  • Wine.com
    An awesome effort, the 2001 Chardonnay may be this estate's finest Chardonnay to date. Boasting profoundly intense notes of orage marmalade, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle as well as great delineation for its massive size, this terrific Chardonnay tastes like a grand cru white Burgundy. -Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 90 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill