2017 Kongsgaard The Judge Chardonnay Kongsgaard, Napa Valley, California, USA
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a US-based merchant; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Stock||1 case (in stock and available immediately)|
100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (November 2019)
The 2017 Chardonnay The Judge prances out of the glass with flamboyant notes of baked pineapple, green mango, apricot preserves and nutmeg with underlying nuances of sea spray, lime blossoms, yuzu, almond croissant and crushed rocks plus a waft of beeswax. Full-bodied, the palate is charged with amazing energy, featuring loads of tightly knit layers and a scintillating backbone of freshness, finishing with decadent creaminess and with that lingering “The Judge” mineral signature coming through at the very tail end.
96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (January 2020)
The 2017 Chardonnay The Judge is wonderfully polished and nuanced. Tangerine peel, hazelnut, dried flowers, chamomile, mint and lemon confit all open up in the glass. The 2017 has put on quite a bit of texture in the last year and has become much more complete than it was when I tasted it previously. Light on its feet and also incredibly graceful, the 2017 is positively stellar.