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Lunar Goriska Brda Chardonnay

9.039 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Goriška Brda, Primorje, Slovenia
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2008 - applesyrup, apricot, lot of bitters - 240 days contact with grapeskin during fermentation

Vintage 2008 - applesyrup, apricot, lot of bitters - 240 days contact with grapeskin during fermentation

Mar 27th, 2018
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.5

2009 Decant before serving - a wine to meditate - After 8 months of maturing, at full moon, the wine is gravity racked into bottles, no added sulphur, no filtration, no pressing.
Matured 8 months in customized 220 liter French oak barrels.
Oaky notes, a refined spicy woody note, hints of fine herbs. On the palate the wine is dry, elegant, bitterish (the grape skins disintegrated and remained in the wine) and youthful. Fresh grapes notes
Plenty of character and a fine, long aftertaste.
An extraordinary wine. 😚

2009 Decant before serving - a wine to meditate - After 8 months of maturing, at full moon, the wine is gravity racked into bottles, no added sulphur, no filtration, no pressing.
Matured 8 months in customized 220 liter French oak barrels.
Oaky notes, a refined spicy woody note, hints of fine herbs. On the palate the wine is dry, elegant, bitterish (the grape skins disintegrated and remained in the wine) and youthful. Fresh grapes notes
Plenty of character and a fine, long aftertaste.
An extraordinary wine. 😚

3 people found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
Kit H

2008 - Gah! This is unreal. Depth, complexity, umami.

2008 - Gah! This is unreal. Depth, complexity, umami.

2 people found it helpfulNov 1st, 2015
Michel Vasilevich

2008

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.2

Christy had this 3 years ago

Christy had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2015
Amy Lutchen

Sommelier The Boarding House

9.4

Amy had this 4 years ago

Amy had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Rikki Iglesias

Rikki had this 4 years ago

Rikki had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2014
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

2008 vintage. At opening, had a faint poo taint from reduction. With time it blew off to reveal nothing ethereal, but at least it was no longer smelling of poo.

2008 vintage. At opening, had a faint poo taint from reduction. With time it blew off to reveal nothing ethereal, but at least it was no longer smelling of poo.

Jun 25th, 2015
Jerry Dixon

Amazing & Strange, We had w/Forziati & Beth @ FRANKIE’s Brooklyn

Amazing & Strange, We had w/Forziati & Beth @ FRANKIE’s Brooklyn

May 10th, 2018
Esther Farber

Another Chardonnay blend that has completely changed the way I feel about Chardonnay.

Another Chardonnay blend that has completely changed the way I feel about Chardonnay.

Feb 26th, 2018