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Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2019
SKU: 00846

Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2019

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750ml
$48.00

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region South Africa, Walker Bay
Brand Hamilton Russell
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
A tight, mineral wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Prominent pear and lime fruit aromas and flavours are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

A beautiful wine from a great vintage, aromas of sea spray, apple flesh and a touch of melon form the delicate nose of this precise Chardonnay. The palate is light and somewhat linear on entry, but then waves of ripe, lightly toasted orchard fruit and mouthwatering acidity dance across the palate and into the bright, focused finish. This is a baby, so give it more time to truly shine. Drink 2024-2029.

Lauren Buzzeo, May 1, 2021
Vinous
  • v93

The 2019 Chardonnay is whole-bunch-pressed and 93% barrel-fermented with 27% new oak. It has a clean, crisp bouquet of citrus fruit infused with smoke and hazelnut aromas, quite understated in style. The palate is well balanced, taut and linear, displaying fine acidity and gaining depth toward the persistent, saline finish. This is a superb Chardonnay from Hamilton Russell. Excellent.

Neal Martin, April 2021
Wine Spectator
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Fresh and harmonious, a medium-bodied version, with a streak of salty mineral underscoring flavors of Honeycrisp apple, star fruit and elderflower that expand on the well-cut palate, ending with a lightly spiced finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,852 cases made, 700 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, July 31, 2021