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Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay 2010
Hamilton Russell Vineyards - one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea - is located in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World. Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly site on which to make South Africa’s top cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties. This is a tight, minerally style of Chardonnay with classic Hamilton Russell vineyards length and complexity. The wine has bright, natural acidity and depth indicative of the extremely low yields used to produce this elegant wine.
Editorial Reviews for Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay
This is obviously oaky on the nose with notes of cedar, toasted dark bread and butter cream, but the underlying apple and melon fruit is almost as assertive. On entry, this shows a rare combination of power and transparency, and while the oak is assertive the fruit is almost keeping apace. Toasty, nutty notes on the palate are underpinned by rich apple fruit. A touch of kiwi and green melon on the back end lead to a beautifully defined finish that shows oak and mineral notes under a fan of green fruit. This is really very fine. 93pts
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay
ôHamilton Russell put South African Pinot Noir on the map. Their first plantings were back in 1976...Their Chardonnay debuted in the early 1990s...Tasting verticals of their most recent vintages, my own impression is that their Chardonnay continues to rank amongst South Africa's finest... Cropped at 16.86 hectoliter per hectare and raised in 35% new oak barrels, the 2010 Chardonnay is more reserved than the 2009 but retains very fine delineation with hints of grapefruit and nectarine. The palate has a very attractive hazelnut and lanolin-tinged entry. It has wonderful definition and a taut, citrus finish that is long in the mouth.
Light gold. The attractive and complex nose showcases elegant notes of citrus, peach, brioche and a hint of white flowers. Extremely well focused on the palate, this is precise and balanced with bold flavors of orchard fruit and citrus yet a sense ... John Perry. A Chardonnay wine from Western Cape in South Africa. 2010 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 750ml
the 2010 Chardonnay is more reserved than the 2009 but retains very fine delineation with hints of grapefruit and nectarine. The palate has a very attractive hazelnut and lanolin-tinged entry. It has wonderful definition and a taut
" ôHamilton Russell put South African Pinot Noir on the map. Their first plantings were back in 1976...Their Chardonnay debuted in the early 1990s...Tasting verticals of their most recent vintages
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|Alcohol: 13.0%||pH: 2.99|
|Sugar: 2.8 grams per liter|