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Giaconda Cabernet Sauvignon Beechworth 2002 1500mL - 1 Magnum Lot - Presentation Case

$550.00 $495.00 Sale

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Private Sale- priced per LOT inc. GST (if applicable) and commission.

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  • 96/100 Points
  • Professionally Cellared
  • RRP $550
  • No GST Applicable, Private Vendor
  • Cork Closure
  • No Ullage
  • Perfect Label
  • Actual Bottle Pictured
  • Presentation Timber Case

    "Totally classic Cabernet. Nose has powerful notes of cedar with hints of Cabernet leaf - though not at all in the green spectrum. Very tight structure with gripping tannin is a feature of the palate. This is a real thoroughbred - long and composed. Although it will be somewhat approachable when young due to its impeccable balance, this one will easily go the long haul."
Rick Kinzbrunner, Giaconda Winemaker.


"I liked the 2001 Giaconda Cabernet on release but it didn't turn out the way I expected, so I punted the lot. Life's too short to drink overtly minty wine. The 2002, however, always was and was always going to be, superior booze. Nevertheless, I thought it might be time to check in on this little beauty... you can never be too sure.

Rich, almost essencey, with its strong blackcurrant/Cassis fruit mingling with a riot of other scents - black tobacco, violet, mint/aniseed, cedar oak and an earthy leaf litter and compost sort of thing going on. No shortage of complexity here. In the mouth medium to full bodied with a flood of sweet and savoury dark fruit flavours - particularly heavy on the tobacco and dark chocolate accents, of which I'm quite fond. It's smooth and pliant with a beautiful spread of fine grained tannins, balanced acidity and a finish of exemplary length. A wine of composure and significant cellaring potential. If you have some tucked away then feel free to let that feeling of smugness wash all over you. Drink: 2010 – 2020."  
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 96 points (Tasted Feb 2009)

"Classically firm, long-term claret style with a sweet, polished aroma of plums, cassis and mulberries backed by nuances of violets, blackberries, dark olives and crushed leaves. Long, smooth, seamless and tightly integrated, it presents an intense spectrum of small berry fruits tightly wound around fine-grained and astringent tannins. Great strength and balance. Drink 2014-2022+."  
Jeremy Oliver – 95 points 

"The cabernet was an underperformer here until 1999, but since then it has got better and better with each vintage; the 2002 is, in my opinion, one of the finest cabernets in the country from that vintage… Every so often you come across a cabernet with a truly sexy, entrancing perfume – like violets and pheromone-saturated blackcurrants… and this rich but tightly structured wine is one of them."  
Max Allen, Australian Gourmet Traveller

"Take the 01 and add more fruit powerful and tannin. Plum fruit, cedar, spice, smoke and a chorus of finely chiselled tannins wrapped in a silky texture. More masculine than the 01 and destined for 20 years of exciting times."  
Doug Neal, Giaconda Retrospective Tasting 1985 - 2002 (Feb 2005)

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