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Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016

Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016

Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay W.O., South Africa

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $43.95

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Hamilton Russell

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 95/100

Hamilton Russel Vineyards sees the strongest maritime influence of any winegrowing area in South Africa. At less than two kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean's Walker Bay, the cooling influence of the cold Benguela current flowing up from Antarctica flows over the vineyard with the prevailing southeast winds allowing for cooler days but warmer nights and warmer winters. The overall climate is Mediterranean. A chardonnay lover's chardonnay. Rich, concentrated and hedonistic, yet with a nervy edge in this South African Chardonnay. A concentrated vein of tree fruit and minerality. Perfectly balanced between luscious ripe peach and green apple, toasty oak and a nervy seam of acidity for a range of dishes, from roast chicken to seafood. Highly recommended.

Chardonnay food pairings: prawn bisque, chicken breast, frittata, cheese fondue, turkey.

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This Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016 was reviewed on September 30, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 538280
  • $43.01 
  • 11 bottles
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Hamilton Russell (2016) is a cool-climate Chardonnay from Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay wine region. This vintage is fresh with great acidity after receiving only partial malolactic conversion. The wine was matured in 40% new oak barrel for over nine months. Drink now and for the next 10 years. - Community Wine Reviews

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