This is my first bottle of Giaconda Chardonnay ever. I have tasted the wine before, but never had a glass or more of this cult wine. Given its reputation for 'cellarability', I opened the first 2004 Giaconda Chardonnay today.
I can confirm this is a special wine and like no other from Australia due to its combination of acidity and creaminess, very Burgundian. The palate tastes of lemon and grapefruit, followed by a creamy sensation on the mid palate and finishing with different flavours such as pear and melon.
The wine is still quite young and fresh and there are no signs yet of any mellow characteristics. It would certainly drink well for another four years.