Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Release date - 15th of April 2024.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

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Australia’s first 100-point score awarded to a white table wine!

The Wine Advocate
Reviewed by - Erin Larkin
Issue Date - 24th Mar 2023

The 2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay follows on directly from the 2019, as no 2020 vintage was made due to bushfires. The winemaking remains consistent with previous vintages: hand-picked, lightly crushed, then basket pressed, fermented wild in oak in the gravity-flow cellar, matured for 18+ months in French oak (30% new), with 100% malolactic fermentation. The 2021 is backward and flinty at this stage, with a staggering flow of flavor across the palate. It has penetrating characters of saffron, yellow peach, preserved citrus, red apple skins, brine, crushed shells and Indian root spice. I acknowledge that I have a blind spot for high-quality oak. It is present here, but it is seamlessly integrated into and matched by the potency of the fruit presence. This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine.

Winery tasting note - Golden lime green in colour. An intensely focused bouquet of jasmine flower, white nectarines and grapefruit, galangal and a waft of peaty, toasty oak making its presence in a discrete manner. As it opens, flint and matchstick add another layer to this incredible aromatic show. Multi-layered white fruits power the palate, while spice notes compliment the tingling impact of minerality on the finish. Rapier sharp in its attack and precision; piercing long, clean and steely. The depth of palate and textural roundness is considerable. The finish is tensile, savoury and immensely satisfying.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

The art of gentle, slow seduction. Meyer lemon rind, then complex matchstick sulphides waft in and out as mineral-charged peach and nectarine notes emerge to dominate the aroma. Oak sits back; supporting and coaxing the textural white stone fruits to roll on the palate. Mineral laden acidity then draws citrus infused flavours longer on the palate. This year the fruit asserts itself whilst the artefact shadows - supporting but not interrupting the fruits pristine performance. Another high-end release of Giaconda chardonnay.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Straw gold; exhibits intense characters of white peach, hazelnut, matchstick, lime blossom and subtle notes of tangelo rind. A powerful impact on the palate with endless depth as you peel back the layers; funky reduction then a creamy textured element followed by mineral notes of wet river pebbles. Multilayered, fresh and elegant with tremendous persistence that finishes with strong mineral aromatics. The sheer audacity of this wine is awe inspiring, it drills a hole through your palate, taking no prisoners, it's on a mission to fly the banner for grand old-world chardonnays that have poise and sophistication.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
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Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

A stellar year for chardonnay from an excellent growing season. Gold with a vivid green edge. Subtle aromatics of matchstick, white peach and nectarine combine with waxy lemon peel, wet stones and hazelnuts. A virtual cornucopia of salivating aromas and flavours. The palate has precision with ever present mineral notes that create a lip-smacking, tangy finish. This chardonnay has great tension and nerve – a wine for the purists!

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Golden hue with a bright green rim. A complex signature of reductive characters; meal, the 'good dirt' and matchstick complimenting hazelnut and peach notes infused with lemon zest and ginger. The palate is taut and compact with a strong mineral edge drawing out white peach fruit. A powerful and assertive example of chardonnay that combines multifaceted flavours with latent power. The finish is compelling: minerality and acidity combine to a rapier sharp finish.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
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Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

There are two reasons you can struggle to write a tasting note. Sometimes you just can't find anything to say. Then there are times when words cannot do justice to what it is you are describing. A failing of the writer, not the wine. This wine is definitely the later scenario. For some, the 2010 Chardonnay reached a summit that Rick had long been climbing. He's found a new mountain, higher than the last, and successfully climbed that also. Finesse with bright acidity; complex notes of hazelnut, funky, matchstick, tightly wound stone fruit and intense mineral notes push the wine to an extraordinary length on the palate. Certainly among the greatest ever Giaconda Chardonnays. Simply jaw dropping, the tensile length on the palate is a reflection of superb vintage conditions. Destined to live for a long time!

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Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Wine is not just for drinking. Equally important is the joy its aromas can bring. The 2014 Estate Chardonnay is such a wine, you can just sit back and immerse yourself in the aromatic complexity of minerality, matchstick, wood spice and funky fruit. But that would be an injustice. This wine really needs time, that is time to allow its multiple veils to slowly reveal. Matchstick, complex funky sulphides, white stone fruit, exotic spices, grilled hazelnuts and then again another layer of fruit. Textured but not heavy. This wine shows more each time you return to it. To smell is to taste. A complex and finely crafted wine, augmented by carefully incorporated oak and perfectly judged acidity.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Vibrant green and gold in colour. The aroma of gun flint and 'old Giaconda dirt', the good type that adds further dimension to white stone fruit aromas that are spiced with citrus rind aromatics. Brings back memories of the early 90s wines with the taste of granite and quartz bringing a minerality to the end palate. A sweet smell of complex decomposed granitic humus and clay provides a distinctive stamp to this Estate Vineyard wine.

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

A deep hue of green and gold defines this wine - one of intensity and depth. Aromas of peach, oatmeal, subtle notes of charred peat, seasoned by complex lees derived characters ('the good dirt') with flashes of matchstick. The palate has intense fruit power in the spectrum of nectarine to peach stone fruits is deftly laced with complex seasoned oak that adds a zesty orange rind and ginger component to the wine. Powerful and long, the 2012 will be more immediately appealing given the sheer unadulterated intensity of the wine. This wine is an essay in depth and balance.

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Wine of the year - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2013.

Once again, recent tastings have have exceeded my expectations. A signature nose of matchstick and meal with powerful underlying minerality. Like 2010 this wine reflects many characters from some of best vintages of the 90s. A very powerful palate, tight and racy. Wonderfully subtle fruit, well integrated with complex secondary characters, fine acidity and great length. This wine will develop into a real classic, quite in the style of traditional Burgundy. This wine will have great longevity - especially under screwcap closure.

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Alcohol: 13.0%
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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Best Chardonnay - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014. 

Wine of the year and best Chardonnay - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2013.

Wine of the year - Phillip Rich, Financial Review Magazine, 30 November 2012.

Our first Chardonnay completely fermented and aged underground in the cave. This means a slower and more even ageing process, combined with the cooler season this has resulted in a wine with very long ageing potential. The wine has a signature nose of matchstick and meal with powerful underlying minerality. While similar in style to 2008 this wine is a little more racy with slightly less oak showing at this stage. The palate is highly refined and harks back to some of our best vintages from the 90s. The fruit is powerful but very well integrated with the other components.

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

The nose has typical Giaconda characters with hints of meal; matchstick and minerals with overtones of toasty oak. The 2008 while slightly more refined and elegant (due to earlier picking in cooler conditions) combines all the best aspects of the 04; 05 and 06 vintages and still maintains the length and power on the finish which is a Giaconda hallmark. This could be the most refined Giaconda Chardonnay for years, but still embodies the usual drive and power.

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"This is an unbelievable wine that will only grow in stature over the coming years. As for comparison to previous vintages? The best until now was the 2018, but the 2021 is tighter, more focused and even, if you can believe it, longer. My heart (and money) is here, by a whisker. What a phenomenal wine. 100 points."Erin Larkin
The Wine Advocate
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This is a brilliant Giaconda Chardonnay with superb density, fruit complexity, flow and mineral length. Australian Grand Cru. Absolute genius. 100 points."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Breathtaking and mesmerising. Struck flint reduction on another level of pyrotechnic presence and power. Crystalline structure as brilliant as fireworks illuminating a dark firmament. Powerful, inimitable, all-conquering. Yet tense and energetic. Line and length, other-worldly."Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
2018 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Dark red to coal black in colour. Notes of damp forest floor combine with a zephyr of savoury meats and campfire smoke, with raspberry and star anise notes lifted by the whole-bunch component. Round and rich with a satisfying fruit-laden palate of wild berries coming to the fore. The tannins are powder-fine and convey red fruits with a twist of spiced vanilla oak, long on the palate. Evocative and immensely complex, this finishes with a strong mineral and graphite impact. A wine that is destined to have a long future.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Exceptionally complex, dark and brooding. Black plum and wild berry fruits are complimented by graphite, undergrowth, smoked meats and elegant floral notes. The palate is plush followed with a crescendo of tannins that whisk the wine on a long journey over the palate. Here stands the iron fist in a velvet glove. Savoury tannins build on a long, spicy and complete mouthful of flavours. Despite the power and full throttle fruit, this wine retains an elegance and nobility often talked about though rarely seen. One of the most complete and satisfying Estate Vineyard wines released to date.

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Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

A beautifully elevated bouquet of satsuma plums, violets, briar, black pepper and wood spice overlays the dark recess of earthy sous-bois, coal dust and graphite. The palate is round and rolling with wild berry fruits, exotic spices and perfectly framed by silky fine grain tannins. The oak is a subtle bystander, hiding in the shadows. This is a very clear reminder of just how complex and aromatic shiraz can be when grown under the right conditions.

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Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Lifted, enticing and highly satisfying. A genial welcoming impact of lifted red to darker fruits laced with notes of clove, musk, and baked beetroot, underscored by a beguiling graphite minerality. A generous, rich and rounded palate. This has volume, showing seductive red plum fruit with a spicy edge underpinned by moreish powder fine tannins, voluptuous and silky on one level, savoury and mineral on another.

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Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

After 2012 and 2014, this takes our Estate Shiraz to a new level. As the vineyard matures this fruit is delivering greater depth and power. Irresistible already, this Estate Shiraz leaves no question unanswered as to its heritage. Briar, a touch of dill, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, wood spice and dry twigs are working their magic here. A most enticing structure; taut, fine tannins push ripe plum fruit, whilst bright acidity enlivens the fruit, adding freshness and vitality. The palate is silky and pure with fruit and oak tannins supporting but not stealing the show.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Coal black with magenta at the rim; complex aromatics swirling in and out, making it devilishly hard to do justice to with words. Initially the floral and heady notes of fresh earth, pepper, ripe dark plums, wood smoke and spice show: then dark and moody notes of stems, briar, black olives and vegetable extract emerge. One minute it's flighty like a violin, the next deep, mellow and brooding like a cello. The notes that play on the bouquet follow on the palate. Powerful dark plum fruit, spiced and savoury, is drawn by finely tuned tannins and acidity. This wine manages to combine depth and complexity whilst delivering a gentle footprint.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Intense colour of dark magenta. Lifted floral notes compete with black cherries and red plum fruits. Graphite adds much to the equation here. The palate is long, racy and savoury with an oak compliment adding spice and lovely fine grain tannins. An excellent follow on from the 2012 vintage with an overlay of sweet undergrowth and dark meaty characters. A powerful wine that will certainly evolve given time in the cellar.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Deep magenta hue pushes out to the rim. Hints of dewy rose garden and subtle briar compete with charcuterie, smoked peat and black fruits. Hints of freshly turned sods of earth and black pepper and cinnamon complete the picture; light on its feet with an abundance of ripe but not sweet black fruit handsomely restrained by fine savoury tannins that keep the wine focused. A spicy mineral purity creates a fresh finish. A wine of latent power in which refinement and finesse are the hallmarks.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

A melange of red fruits with aspects of Côte-Rôtie briar and earth characters. Pepper and spice combine with a highly aromatic bouquet to give a lifted and expressive nose. The palate is fine, taut and concentrated with hints of savoury oak and dried herbs. This wine is densely packed with fruit which carries through to the finish with fine grain tannins and perfect acidity as the result of a cooler year.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Cork only

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

A highly expressive nose of violets and graphite, with a wild briar character. This is the first Giaconda Shiraz with a small Viognier component - which adds an interesting extra dimension. It has an elegant structure but still retains its latent power. An ethereal palate and refined tannins. Only the second release of the Estate Shiraz, it is showing great promise and has developed outstanding depth while still holding great refinement.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Cork only

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

The nose is wild; brambles and game with violet undertones. Concentrated lush mouth filling palate. Hints of roasted coffee. This powerful wine finishes with assertive tannins. Very much in the Rhone style. This is the first release from our Estate Vineyard amphitheatre block. After several small crops in previous years we now feel the vineyard is producing top quality fruit and can produce a stand alone wine.

Alcohol: 13.9%
Closure: Cork only

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"A super-elegant shiraz. It is medium-bodied, but has great length, and a very expressive bouquet, with spice and cedary nuances to the black cherry fruit."James Halliday 
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Complex, with chocolate, smoky charcuterie and assorted spices. The wine is medium to full-bodied, not overly big, and the texture is pleasingly smooth and fleshy."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2016 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"To say it is elegant is to use a cliche, because it is at the ultimate peak of elegance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2014 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Beechworth Shiraz

Beechworth Shiraz

2021

There is a theme running through the wine releases from this much anticipated 2021 vintage – power, complexity and refinement. The shiraz shows a superb tannin profile that has put more grunt in the engine and strengthened the chassis for greater endurance. Briar and undergrowth, Chinese five spice, roasted beetroot and raspberry licorice. Richly fruited and exotically spiced with a dynamic tannin structure that will age gracefully. A veritable iron fist in a velvet glove.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 5-15 years
Source: Giaconda Estate
& Warner Vineyard

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"This new shiraz wine represents an evolution in our wine making for this variety. This is a combination of wine matured in new and older small French oak, large 1600 LT French oak casks and long maceration on skins (10 months) in Spanish terracotta amphorae. This brings much more complexity and, especially, more depth and tannin from the long maceration."Rick Kinzbrunner, Winemaker

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

A strong red to purplish hue. Undergrowth, briar, dark raspberry and chocolate, paprika with a sweet overlay of cinnamon and star anise. An immensely appealing bouquet, indicative of a long slow ripening where the fruit was not rushed to maturity. The palate is a mirror of the bouquet; suave and sophisticated, round and rolling, spicy and vibrant. A tea leaf and twig structure adds to red fruits with acidity light and fresh. A wine of great depth yet full of subtle notes that shine long on the palate.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 5-20 years

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Very dense in colour; an incredible nose of exotic spices, the full spectrum of red and dark berry fruits, bramble and stems, smoked meats, liquorice, cinnamon and cedar. The palate is rich and lush, flush with fruit and a beautifully fine tannin structure which cascades with spicy oak notes framing the overall finish. Elegant and polished with savoury red fruits dominating the palate making for a devilishly complex and highly aromatic composition. Almost too complex to describe at this stage this vintage certainly sits at the very top of all recent Warner Vineyard releases.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

A kaleidoscope of flavours and aromatics: a heady offering of earth, beetroot, satsuma plums, damp rose petals, briar, cold tea and Chinese five spice. The palate is a mirror image of the bouquet, showing purity, depth and harmony between the elements of fruit, tannin, oak and acidity. Fine savoury tannins underpin the racy spiced plum fruit. An utterly seductive and beautifully perfumed wine that underscores just how exciting shiraz can be when grown at altitude in granitic soils.

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Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Compelling and remarkably perfumed, here is the dance of seven veils. Feminine and highly aromatic on first impression. As each layer is peeled away, the definitive elements of Shiraz are slowly revealed. Aromatic notes of briar, rose petals and violets dampened by the earthy morning dew, give way to earth, wood spice, black pepper, aniseed, graphite, clove and cinnamon. The palate is lively and spicy with red to black fruits, crunchy acid backed by a frame of fine powdery tannin. Gloriously long and harmonious: with oak totally submissive to the dominant fruit. Wild and racy. Warner Vineyard at its best.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork or screw cap
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Freshly turned earth, blackberries, plums and sweet Szechuan pepper create a complex aromatic. The palate is vibrant, subtly spiced with oak notes framed by powder fine tannins. Finishes cool and focused with a graphite edge and lingering notes of violets, lavender and black pepper. A wine of elegance, balance and assurity.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork or screw cap
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Impressive depth of colour. Lashes of black berries and vanilla pod with earth notes bringing another twist to the bouquet. There's chocolate and orange peel, cinnamon and sage too; a fruit laden palate with gobs of delicious blackberries nicely seasoned  by fine cedary tannins finished off with a twist of cracked black pepper. A much bigger and bolder style than the 2011 but with sufficient poise and structure to show why granite soils are the perfect fit for Shiraz. A savoury mineral flourish at the end makes the wine moreish.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

A complex nose of spice, pepper and undergrowth shows lifted red fruit characters as a result of the cooler vintage. A vibrant palate of sweet plums and cherries with an edge of roasted meats, earth and mushroom. The palate is elegant with a long finish and nicely balanced by fine grained silky tannins.

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Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

The nose is profoundly deep with Scents of herb, red fruits and coffee. A firm and more refined, tightly structured palate reflecting a cooler vintage. Exotic Rhone like characters of wild herbs are developing as a counterpoint to the evident dark fruit. This continues the traditional Warner vineyard style and should offer good ageing potential.

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Alcohol: 13.3%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Deep nose; violets and Charcuterie in the now established style of 05 and 06; concentrated; intense; long and powerful. Lively with obvious firm tannins. This vineyard continues to impress with the depth and complexity of the fruit. It will benefit greatly from cellaring. The Warner continues to attract great reviews.

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Alcohol: 13.9%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

Crimson in hue. A multifaceted bouquet of red fruits; raspberries, cherries and strawberries then roasted beets tied together by cola, briar and undergrowth notes. Lithe, fresh and long on the palate, the spicy oak combines with the red fruits to give a fine structure that augments elegant fruit and stem tannins. This wine is destined for the long haul, it doesn’t want to be rushed. Time served ageing this wine in bottle will ensure a glorious outcome and patience will be well rewarded.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-12 years

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

Magenta dye and blood red. Both red and black fruits play a part here; high toned, spicy notes jostle with a fragrant oak lift, balanced by roasted beetroot, blood plums; simply seductive on the palate, rounded, spicy, elegant and yet so powerful. The tannins are a masterclass in perfection, present yet discretely playing in the background whilst the fruit stands front of stage. A wine that is truly complete. Nevertheless patience will be rewarded as this wine transforms from youthful exuberance into a sublime, sophisticated expression of site and maker. This wine continues the phoenix like resurgence of pinot noir here at Giaconda - new clones, new plantings and greater understanding of how to coax the very best out of this delightful and beguiling variety.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-12 years

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

Combine red fruits of cherry and raspberry with subtle whole-bunch notes and the fresh morning perfume of damp rose petals, it's an orchestra of aromas and flavours. Clean and lingering on the palate, yet round and textural whilst exhibiting a light frame supported by fine savoury tannins. An essay in controlled power, complexity and authenticity – one of the best expressions of pinot we have achieved at Giaconda so far, comparable to some of the greats from '89, 92 and 95.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
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Cellaring: 3-12 years

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

Sure to be one of the finest ever Giaconda Pinots. An essay in subtle complexity with an 'old Burgundy' style charm. Dark red cherry fruit, earthy notes, with a perfume of dewy rose garden and exotic oak spices. The palate runs from strawberry to red cherry. Perfumed, vibrant, spicy and savoury, this Pinot is ethereal and fine with a long and intense flavour profile. Pinot at its best - the peacocks tail is on show.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
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Cellaring: 3-12 years

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

Crimson in colour with good depth to the meniscus. beetroot, red cherries, raspberry, earth and hints of damp rose petals and undergrowth. A subtle and rich mouth feel neatly framed by fine tannins. Refreshing and light on its feet, it expresses the finer characters of the Pinot Noir variety. Feminine and graceful with hidden strength. Mineral notes from the granite soil interplay with the fruit to create a savoury finish.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 5-15 years

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

Old fashioned magenta colour; Satsuma plums, twigs, cold tea and exotic spice notes of cinnamon and mandarin rind. Brooding and mysterious with a captivating aroma. It has elements reminiscent of '89 and '92 with additional layers of complexity. The initial palate impact provides ripe plum notes with a striking corset of fine savoury tannin that focuses and defines the wine. Powerful yet elegant, ripe but not sweet, it will require time for the wine to unravel its hidden magic. Without question the most complex and beautiful structured Pinot to come from Giaconda.

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

Beautiful deep aromatics of cherry and exotic spices. Characters of forest floor are evident on both the nose and palate. It has a rich, savoury and powerful palate, followed by grippy tannins and lingering acidity. Great balance with perfect weight. This wine further reinforces our opinion of the Beechworth and Yarra Valley blend.

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 2018 2017 2015 2013 2012 2010 2008

A lifted scented nose of cherries and rose petals with fungal undertones. A rich powerful palate; sweet cherry fruit; exotic spices and lovely balancing tannins. This would be ideal with Peking duck. Combining the fruit of the Yarra Valley with the briar characters of Beechworth. This has all the flavours Pinot drinkers are seeking.

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"Beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, hint chinotto fruits, fine chalky/al dente textures. Wonderful voluminous Pinot Noir with superb concentration and mineral torque. One of the finest of the 2021 Australian vintage."Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
"Long and layered, slowly unfolding earthy, meaty scents of small berries, citrus oil, sweet cherries and underbrush. Becoming smooth and velvety, its pristine palate effortlessly combines small berry, plum and cherry flavour with tight-grained polished oak and slatey tannins, finishing with drive, balance and a savoury aspect."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant..."Jeremy Oliver 
Australian Wine Annual 
2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Nebbiolo

Cranberry red in colour; earthy and noble with a delightful aroma of sweet tar mingling with a flourish of dewy rose garden. As it opens up, old polished leather notes appear and augment the bright red cherry fruit. Supple and fruitful on the palate; packed with gobs of spiced red berry fruit dusted with a moreish layer of fine savoury tannins enabling a palate with both focus and length. It is fair to say this really nails the nomenclature of nebbiolo - rose petal and tar. This wine reeks of complexity, balance and nobility. Its sheer class and poise are obvious from the very first tasting. It certainly breaks new ground for nebbiolo.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

Deep crimson in colour offering a reflection of the great vintage; an immediate impact of black cherries and dried herbs, augmented by a compote of tangerine zest, forest floor litter and a gentle zephyr of menthol which combines with an intoxicating potpourri of dark cherries, rose petal and tar. The palate packs a powerful punch with deeply flavoured black fruits wrapped in finely-tuned tannins that flow effortlessly to create a long and savoury wine that is both rich and silky on the finish.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

It would be fair to say that this is the very best release of Giaconda Nebbiolo. It is an essay in how Nebbiolo is ideally grown at altitude to ensure varietal authenticity and depth of flavour. It opens with damp dewy roses, hints of sandalwood, a whiff of tar, then red fruits, freshly damp forest floor and well-worn polished leather notes. The palate is tensile with an army of fine tannins carrying the fresh red fruits long on the palate. Its charm is in the abundancy of fruit; its strength in its athletic, finely tuned tannin structure complemented by well integrated acidity. Intense and long, powerful yet elegant. The bar has been raised.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

Future releases of this wine we will be transitioning to our new 'Red Hill' Nebbiolo vineyard site located in Beechworth. More updates will be released regarding this exciting project in our annual newsletters.

Magenta to blood red in colour. Earthy with lingering notes of rose petals, black cherry, cold tea and twigs. Cool on the palate with substantial deep concentrated black fruits. The wine is framed by drying savoury tannins that direct rather than swamp the fruit. A bold yet beautifully classic example of the Nebbiolo variety.

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Alcohol: 14.0%
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Cellaring: 7-20 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

Crimson to brick red in colour. A wine of the soul; earthy, ferrous notes with red cherries and the sweet scent of fresh roses and violets. The palate is supple, full and yet it dances lightly on its toes. The tannin structure is long and fine. What impresses most is its undefinable character - simply it tastes vinous, serious and sophisticated. Combining fruit depth with beautifully crafted tannins. This wine culminates in a long, savoury and hedonistic flourish. A wine to cellar rather than rush headlong into!

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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

In typical Nebbiolo fashion this wine takes time to open and to reveal its true colours; a vibrant robe, not too dark and with a typical brick hue around the edges. The nose blossoms with lots of tar and exotic spice but still shows those intriguing hints of rose petal. The palate is extremely complex, a melange of delicacy and great power at the same time. Ethereal yet mouth filling, it has a barely hidden richness with a rather more obvious long drawn-out tannic finish and great acidity. Decanting is recommended.

Alcohol: 13.8%
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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

An extremely lifted and powerful nose of violets and tar; this carries past the often quoted rose spectrum of Nebbiolo. The palate is rich and silky with an enigmatic quality that almost assaults the palate while still retaining an element of latent restrained power. The tannins are plush but still very fine, which in combination with good acidity carries the palate to a very long finish.

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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

Possessing a medium ruby colour, the rose petal character on the nose is pretty profound, with quite a lot of tar and some funky game notes. Layers of aromas include rose hip tea, tobacco, some loam, a bit of dark chocolate and a touch of anise amongst the stewed Ceylon tea leaves. The medium to full body, crisp acidity and firm, chewy tannins confirm this is a wonderfully varietally expressive wine with a long complex finish. 95-97 points. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - The Wine Advocate June 2010 [barrel sample].

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"Beautiful fragrant red cherry strawberry, hint marzipan, roasted walnut aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Very impressive with lovely density, silkyiness and torque if that’s not a contradiction!"Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
2019 Nebbiolo
"Yum. This is real nebbiolo, with cherry, black-truffle, earth and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with a solid center-palate and chewy tannins. Powerful finish. Real deal here."James Suckling
www.jamessuckling.com
2019 Nebbiolo
"A must-have for nebbiolo lovers. Its colour is, as expected, light and bright, the bouquet with spices spilling everywhere, but with varietal fruit that comes into play, loud and clear, on the finely crafted blend of sour cherries and cigar box on the long palate."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2017 Nebbiolo

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

As a result of our replanting programme and grafting of some older vines to Shiraz; this vintage was the last release of Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon.

An exemplary aroma of cassis, crushed tobacco leaf, bay leaf, cedar and vanilla wafting around red to black fruits quintessential of Cabernet. Fine and silky mouth-feel combining with extract and tannins to create a long and savoury palate fuelled by cassis and cedar flavours that linger in the mouth. What a swan song, saving the best for last as the vines pull up stumps and head west. Fittingly leaving behind Giaconda's best ever Cabernet.

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"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

Notes of ripe black fruit and cedar, the nose is racy and has a classic Cabernet character without showing any green edges. The palate structure is very assertive whilst still being rich and long. This wine finishes with classic fine grained firm tannins which run right through the structure and will enable long term aging potential.

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"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

A lifted nose of cedar, cassis and black fruits. Ripe cabernet aroma with no leafy overtones. Powerful elegant palate showing the black fruits and cedar. Very fine with depth, concentration and fine grain tannins. Bordeaux lovers will really appreciate the fine but assertive character of this wine. 

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"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

The nose has lovely perfume of liquorice, cassis and cedar. This wine has a lifted nose, followed by tobacco and green tea. The palate is already highly integrated and should become even fleshier and more complex over time. Good density, which is nicely balanced by firm and evident tannin and acidity. This wine should be very long lived.

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"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Amphora Roussanne

Amphora Roussanne

2019

A one-off experimental 'natural' white wine fermented and aged in Amphora with full skin contact and minimal sulphur additions.

An exercise in 'natural' wine making where the accent is on doing little other than being vigilant. This Roussanne has been fermented and aged on skins for 9 months in Spanish Amphorae (Terracotta pots). A fascinating example of natural wine at its best, whereby all the varietal characters and freshness are retained. Displays a strong hue of green and gold - a complex dry white with an edge of the funky fruit characters; accented by notes of ginger, citrus peel, honeysuckle and white flowers. The palate is incredibly textural and framed by minimal acidity that is discretely tucked into the background. This finishes with a powerful end note of minerality, creating a perfect example of sophisticated dry white wine. Utterly unique!

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Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 1-3 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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"There’s ample richness in the mouth, with full viscous texture, but it all plays in a savoury space, with gentle acidity paired with skinsy tannin adding to the direction. This is pitched in a ‘natural’ wine vein, but it’s got a pretty classic feel for a skinsy white, fairly clean and bright, but with all the texture, grip and flavour complexity you’d expect."Young Gun of Wine 
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2019 Amphora Roussanne

Nantua Chardonnay

A bountiful offering of yellow peach, meal, hazelnut underpinned by citrus notes and a soupçon of funky characters sitting quietly over the top. Much the same occurs on the palate. Ripe stone fruits supported by delicious spicy oak notes that effortlessly underpin gobs of fruit. A joyous expression of flesh on the bones chardonnay, accompanied by a suite of well integrated acid and phenolics, that keeps this wine in fine shape.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years
Source: Beechworth GI

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Golden yellow, flashed with green tinges: meal, lemon zest, yellow stone fruit, a smattering of grapefruit and vanilla nicely paired with grilled hazelnuts accompanied by the gentle overlay of matchstick: the palate rich, long and sprightly with plenty of zip from the deftly balanced spicy oak and acid profile. Devilishly delicious and complex; justifiably one of the most impressive Nantua releases to date.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years
Blend: Chardonnay (100%) from Beechworth GI

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Vibrant straw gold with flashes of green; an impressive aromatic of matchstick, hazelnut, white stone fruits, ginger, meal, oats, cashew and honey dew melon. A powerful punch of white peach and grapefruit pith slowly settles down to a long-tapered finish of mineral acids and spice infused peaches. Without question one of the most complete and complex Nantua chardonnay to grace the table. Utterly delicious, boisterous and vivacious.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years
Blend: Chardonnay (100%) from Beechworth GI

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

One of the very best Nantuas to date, nudging the 2015 for top honours. There is a hint of struck matchstick and minerality on the nose of this well balanced and powerfully fruitful wine. White peach, nectarine, grapefruit and oatmeal  comes to the fore whilst the oak is discretely hidden. The palate is long and framed by hints of citrus pith that bring structure and texture to the finish.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years
Blend: Chardonnay (100%) from Beechworth GI

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

An engaging wine full of character and flavour. Complex aromatics of yellow peach, hazelnut and Meyer lemon mingle with orange peel oil and a touch of signature Giaconda funk. The palate is textural and rich with a hint of minerality and refreshing acidity to draw out the citrus fruit characters. A wine packed to the brim with flavour and ready to enjoy straight away.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years
Blend: Chardonnay (100%) from Beechworth GI

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Powerful, rich and certain to please those looking for a full flavoured chardonnay. Citrus notes, a touch funky with struck match, grapefruit pith and orange zest coming together in a mouth filling punch of flavour. An assertive full-throttle chardonnay with perfectly judged acidity and phenolic structure that lingers on the palate.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years
Blend: Chardonnay (95%) and Roussanne (5%) from Beechworth GI

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of premium Giaconda Estate grown Chardonnay and fruit sourced from close neighbouring vineyards. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit-forward style that is ready to drink immediately and does not require long term cellaring. This wine offers all the Giaconda hallmarks of complexity, palate texture and minerality.

Straw yellow. Aromas of meal and white peach with a spark of matchstick. Mineral notes follow clearly expressing the granite terroir. The palate is tight yet rich with white peach, cinnamon and lemon curd adding a zest to the fruit finish. A powerful and poised vintage: spicy, full and creamy in texture with a satisfying and elegant palate. An echo of the Estate wine with a small component of Roussanne. This wine will drink well young. Perfectly balanced and with enough attitude to make this one the finest Nantua releases to date.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5 years
Blend: Chardonnay (95%) and Roussanne (5%) from Beechworth GI

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of premium Giaconda Estate grown Chardonnay and fruit sourced from close neighbouring vineyards. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit-forward style that is ready to drink immediately and does not require long term cellaring. This wine offers all the Giaconda hallmarks of complexity, palate texture and minerality.

Bright in colour; straw gold tinged with green Peach and nectarine fruit coming to the fore, then complex lees-derived characters which mingle with ginger and orange zest aromatics. White stone fruits fill the palate in a controlled manner – textural roundness precisely framed by oak and acid. Fittingly, the flourish in the tail delivers a timely reminder of the mineral qualities from granite soils, with a dry and fine savoury finish.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of premium Giaconda Estate grown Chardonnay and fruit sourced from close neighbouring vineyards. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit-forward style that is ready to drink immediately and does not require long term cellaring. This wine offers all the Giaconda hallmarks of complexity, palate texture and minerality.

A small component of Roussanne gives this wine an additional fruit lift. The palate is typically complex and mineral - a real junior Giaconda Chardonnay. A little more forward than the Estate Chardonnay maybe, but long and very flavoursome. Rick has changed the basis of this wine somewhat; it now contains a large amount of Giaconda Estate grown fruit, with some from two close neighbours and less Roussanne. This makes it more of an entry level Giaconda Chardonnay but still maintains the general characteristics of the former Nantua. This wine has the capability to age for some years.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne (7%) fruit sourced from a neighbouring Beechworth vineyard grown on granite soils. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit forward style.

This seductive wine has a superb mineral quality balanced by lush underlying fruit. The nose is similar to the Estate Chardonnay, with oatmeal, hazelnuts, matchstick and lingering minerality on the palate. Chardonnay dominates but the Roussanne adds a rich complementary component - a complex nose will enable the wine to pair with a wide range of foods, from oysters to pork belly. The palate is evidently spicy at this stage and will flesh out beautifully once the fruit flourishes. Savoury characters, minerality and fruit all play a part and will soon combine to give wonderful depth and complexity. The palate is quite rich but drawn out by fine acidity and a touch of phenolic, which also helps to make the wine a great partner with a wide range of foods.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne (7%) fruit sourced from a neighbouring Beechworth vineyard grown on granite soils. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit forward style.

The only Chardonnay released from the 2009 vintage and includes the Estate Vineyard Chardonnay. Complex nose, more concentration and depth than usual due to the Estate Chardonnay inclusion. All the usual Giaconda Chardonnay characters, meal with complex creamy textured palate, rich and long. Crisp finish with minerality, fine acidity and oak.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne (7%) fruit sourced from a neighbouring Beechworth vineyard grown on granite soils. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit forward style.

The nose has developed beautifully following 2 years bottle age, like Giaconda Chardonnay, oatmeal, hazelnuts and matchstick. Perfectly balanced fruit, oak and acidity, pure texture on the palate. Clean, rich and lingering. Perfect to drink now, with or without food, yet still has aging potential. Recommended as a ready to drink chardonnay.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Aromas of reductive smoked charcuterie and chicken stock, complex and rich, while the palate is rich yet elegant, with lovely softness and supple, fleshy texture, already complex and fascinating. Rich fruit sweetness in the centre. This will surely just keep building with a little more time."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Chardonnay
"The junior version of the famous Giaconda chardonnay has much of the same characteristics as the ‘grand vin’: rich yellow colour, intense aromas of smoky smallgoods and toasted nuts, creamy yeast lees and reductive overtones, the palate full-bodied and super-rich. It’s silken-textured, concentrated and powerful."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2017 Nantua Chardonnay
"Gleaming light green-gold; has the hallmark of the complexity of all Rick Kinzbrunner's chardonnays; the bouquet has some reduction/struck match easily accommodated by the depth of the stone fruit, grilled cashew and creamy flavours, in turn balanced by citrus-tinged acidity."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2015 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Roussanne

Nantua Roussanne

2022 2021

A compote of soft poached pears, melon, apricot kernel, and Meyer lemon scented leaves, with a gentle zephyr of smoky, peaty aromas wafting in the background. Immediately satisfying with its richness and creamy belly of spiced white stone fruits, corseted by refreshing acidity and a fine streak of phenolics to ensure it keeps its athleticism.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-7 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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This wine represents another step in the progression of our winemaking for this variety, prior to releasing a fully-fledged Estate Vineyard wine, for which the first release is expected next year (April 2024).
"Light to mid yellow/straw colour, with very slight turbidity, and there are aromas of dried citrus peels and dried apricot, very Rhôney and spicy, the palate full and pillowy, broad and rich and round-shaped, finishing with a firm grip of tannin with some accompanying bitterness. Food is needed to soak up those tannins."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Roussanne

Nantua Roussanne

2022 2021

A powerful illumination of gold-flecked green which lights up the stemware. Stone fruits, honeysuckle, vanilla bean and a waft of lime blossom explodes from the glass. The palate is richly layered with gobs of ripe stone fruits, deftly balanced by acidity which keeps the rollicking fruit that powers this wine in check. Phenolics are judged to perfection - just enough to corset the fruit and maintain focus and length on the palate. Here is power with restraint. Destined for a long life given the quality of fruit and the impeccable structural components enveloping this glorious expression of Roussanne.

This wine has been partially fermented and aged on skins for 10 months in Spanish Amphora (Terracotta pots) and the remaining wine in French oak barrels.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-7 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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This wine represents another step in the progression of our winemaking for this variety, prior to releasing a fully-fledged Estate Vineyard wine, for which the first release is expected next year (April 2024).
"Light to mid yellow/straw colour, with very slight turbidity, and there are aromas of dried citrus peels and dried apricot, very Rhôney and spicy, the palate full and pillowy, broad and rich and round-shaped, finishing with a firm grip of tannin with some accompanying bitterness. Food is needed to soak up those tannins."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2021 Nantua Roussanne

Nantua Nebbiolo

Nantua Nebbiolo

2016 2015

A high-toned wine with lifted aromatics of rose petals and red fruits. The fun starts from the very first sip - an assault on your senses with all the hallmarks of this variety. Intense red fruits and savoury characters, charged with super-fine tannins and a subtle backbone of acidity. Having such depth and impact for a second crop, the mind boggles as to what will present itself when vine maturity kicks in!

Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-10 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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Our second release of young vine Nebbiolo comes from the superb 2016 vintage! The fruit for this wine has been grown on a special site of red clay and shale soils at Red Hill - overlooking the Beechworth township. This site sits 620 metres at its highest and provides a cool and sheltered exposure for optimal ripening conditions.
"Floral and dried herb notes emerge in the glass. It's very firm and drying in the mouth, the tannins really taking over. The flavour is intense and long-lasting. It's very good, but difficult to drink alone and demands protein in the form of meat or cheese."Huon Hooke
huonhooke.com
2015 Nantua Nebbiolo

Nantua Nebbiolo

2016 2015

A washed crimson hue demonstrates the hallmark of nebbiolo. As this wine opens, a captivating potpourri of high-tone aromatics emerge; rose petals, cinnamon, sandalwood and red berry fruits. The palate is a mirror of the bouquet. Powder fine tannins and refreshing acidity herd the flavours into a long and savoury finish. The fruit is deftly positioned near the summit of perfect ripeness. Medium bodied this wine has great depth and poise.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 5-10 years
Blend: Nebbiolo (100%) from Beechworth GI

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Our second release of young vine Nebbiolo comes from the superb 2016 vintage! The fruit for this wine has been grown on a special site of red clay and shale soils at Red Hill - overlooking the Beechworth township. This site sits 620 metres at its highest and provides a cool and sheltered exposure for optimal ripening conditions.
"Floral and dried herb notes emerge in the glass. It's very firm and drying in the mouth, the tannins really taking over. The flavour is intense and long-lasting. It's very good, but difficult to drink alone and demands protein in the form of meat or cheese."Huon Hooke
huonhooke.com
2015 Nantua Nebbiolo

Nantua Cabernet Sauvignon

Nantua Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 2015 2014

A comforting tone of magenta and black; violets, crushed leaf, cedar and polished leather with some crunchy red berry fruit. As it opens-up, a delicious core of bright red fruits corseted by cedary tannins which pulsate along the palate. Nicely rounded, no bumps or edges. A joyous, harmonious wine that brings cabernet to life and delivers on the noble elements of the variety in a most accessible manner. For those who like a cabernet, that is more right-bank than left-bank, in terms if style.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 5-10+ years
Source: Beechworth GI

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Our follow up release of Cabernet Sauvignon comes from an excellent neighbouring site planted on ancient decomposed granite, loam and clay soils that are typical of the local area. These soils are ideal for wine quality as they provide good drainage and are high in mineral content without being too rich.

Nantua Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 2015 2014

A deliciously approachable and elegant cabernet that will reward cellaring. This wine showcases aromas of cassis, violets, a touch of cabernet leaf and subtle cedar notes in the shadows. A supple wine with juicy red currant fruits ensconced in a textural, savoury body of fine tannins augmented by perfectly balanced acidity. A timely reminder that cabernet can be both beguiling and elegant in its youth.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 5-10+ years
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) from Beechworth GI

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Our follow up release of Cabernet Sauvignon comes from an excellent neighbouring site planted on ancient decomposed granite, loam and clay soils that are typical of the local area. These soils are ideal for wine quality as they provide good drainage and are high in mineral content without being too rich.

Nantua Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 2015 2014

Perhaps this is what Rumpole meant when searching for a "cheeky railway claret." In this instance, there is a clear expression of the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon: cedar, violets, dark red and black fruits, cold tea and a faint whiff of kiwi boot polish. This wine is encased in a fine mesh of elegant, savoury tannins boosted by the small addition of Nebbiolo. Perfectly ripe fruit provides the melody while the bass notes come from tannins that underpin this wine. A new age Cabernet that is immediately appealing though also built for the longer term.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 5-10+ years
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) and Nebbiolo (10%) from Beechworth GI

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Our follow up release of Cabernet Sauvignon comes from an excellent neighbouring site planted on ancient decomposed granite, loam and clay soils that are typical of the local area. These soils are ideal for wine quality as they provide good drainage and are high in mineral content without being too rich.

Nantua Shiraz

Nantua Shiraz

2021 2019 2017 2014

A rather appealing bouquet of baked beets, briary notes and roasted meat pan juices coupled with red to black cherries.  It's sumptuous and rounded on the palate with a rolling combination of red fruits, spicy oak infusions underpinned by a tremendous layer of fine, savoury tannins. It certainly needs decanting to help open-up the bouquet, whilst also allowing the fruit to build up and work with the structural elements of the wine. Hours later, a darker brooding fruit element develops, accompanied by the subtle rise of a “sous bois” note. An absolute beauty that will be at its best in a few years.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-10 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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A cool ripening season has delivered delicately spiced shiraz. This wine has been made from select parcels of fruit sourced from the exceptional Warner Vineyard. The 2021 is medium-bodied and already approachable as a young wine.
"Medium-deep red with a good tint of purple and a sweetly ripe, almost slightly jammy aroma with lots of Rhône-ish spices adding to the lifted perfume. Cloves, pepper, mace and other spices, flowing through a long and elegant palate. More bunchy the longer it was in the glass, and very detailed. A very stylish shiraz indeed, drinking superbly already."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2019 Nantua Shiraz

Nantua Shiraz

2021 2019 2017 2014

Saturated deep crimson hue: developing secondary notes of undergrowth washing through the briary laden black currant and black cherry fruit. Forest floor notes are further enhanced by the presence of black pepper, graphite and a spicy oak orange zest infusion. Time in bottle has enabled it to put on weight: now quite rich with a touch of briar and olive tapenade adding to the palate. The fine integrated savoury tannins giving a clear frame to the wine and ensuring it lingers on the palate.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-10 years
Blend: Warner Vineyard Shiraz (100%), Beechworth GI

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A cool ripening season has delivered delicately spiced shiraz. This wine has been made from select parcels of fruit sourced from the exceptional Warner Vineyard. The 2021 is medium-bodied and already approachable as a young wine.
"Medium-deep red with a good tint of purple and a sweetly ripe, almost slightly jammy aroma with lots of Rhône-ish spices adding to the lifted perfume. Cloves, pepper, mace and other spices, flowing through a long and elegant palate. More bunchy the longer it was in the glass, and very detailed. A very stylish shiraz indeed, drinking superbly already."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2019 Nantua Shiraz

Nantua Shiraz

2021 2019 2017 2014

A cool late ripening season has delivered a delicately spiced shiraz with notes of cracked pepper, beetroot, red plums and olive tapenade. This wine is immediately appealing; the tannins are soft with perfectly balanced acidity that helps draw out the vibrant red fruit flavours. Very approachable in its youth, this will develop complex notes of sous-bois with a few years bottle age.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-10 years
Blend: Warner Vineyard Shiraz (100%), Beechworth GI

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A cool ripening season has delivered delicately spiced shiraz. This wine has been made from select parcels of fruit sourced from the exceptional Warner Vineyard. The 2021 is medium-bodied and already approachable as a young wine.
"Medium-deep red with a good tint of purple and a sweetly ripe, almost slightly jammy aroma with lots of Rhône-ish spices adding to the lifted perfume. Cloves, pepper, mace and other spices, flowing through a long and elegant palate. More bunchy the longer it was in the glass, and very detailed. A very stylish shiraz indeed, drinking superbly already."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2019 Nantua Shiraz

Nantua Shiraz

2021 2019 2017 2014

A moreish wine, destined to be consumed over the next few years. Combines white pepper, red cherry fruit and raspberries with briary stem notes and seductive floral overtones. The impact of this wine is both subtle yet inviting. Medium bodied, with a savoury palate, the success of this wine lies in its chameleon nature. Fine and savoury it showcases a myriad of spice characters with a small component of Pinot Noir adding beauty. Fleet of foot, this is one for those pinot lovers willing to try their hand with shiraz.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-7+ years
Blend: Warner Vineyard Shiraz (90%) and Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (10%)

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A cool ripening season has delivered delicately spiced shiraz. This wine has been made from select parcels of fruit sourced from the exceptional Warner Vineyard. The 2021 is medium-bodied and already approachable as a young wine.
"Medium-deep red with a good tint of purple and a sweetly ripe, almost slightly jammy aroma with lots of Rhône-ish spices adding to the lifted perfume. Cloves, pepper, mace and other spices, flowing through a long and elegant palate. More bunchy the longer it was in the glass, and very detailed. A very stylish shiraz indeed, drinking superbly already."Huon Hooke
The Real Review
2019 Nantua Shiraz

Nantua Pinot Noir

Nantua Pinot Noir

2022 2016

An earthy, red fruit laden pinot noir that looks more Burgundian than Australian, given its savoury edge and tannin structure. The cooler year has delivered more in a red-fruited spectrum, pretty and dainty but nonetheless with a traditional spine of tannin. This wine will reach maturity earlier and we expect it will develop forest floor characters (the tell-tale signs are there) adding another dimension. A most enjoyable savoury wine, where all facets; fruit, tannin, acid and oak are all pulling in unison. This wine has a satisfying sense of harmony and controlled richness.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years
Source: Estate Vineyard (100%)

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"100% Estate grown. This wine encapsulates the typical characters of earthiness and vibrant perfume from a cooler vintage. The result is a more delicate wine when contrasted to our usual Estate Vineyard release."Rick Kinzbrunner, Winemaker

Nantua Pinot Noir

2022 2016

An earthy wine with elegant red cherry fruit. Rich yet delicate, with finely crafted oak tannins backing a vibrant fruit focus. The palate is moreish and silky, supported by juicy fruit and bright acidity sitting in the background.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5+ years

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"100% Estate grown. This wine encapsulates the typical characters of earthiness and vibrant perfume from a cooler vintage. The result is a more delicate wine when contrasted to our usual Estate Vineyard release."Rick Kinzbrunner, Winemaker
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