Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay

9.1240 ratings
9.243 pro ratings
Cape Point, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
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
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

Truth be told, this wasn’t mind blowing. But it was absolutely textbook Chardonnay, and very well made. Some ageing potential, though drinking well now. Would definitely buy again - not for a special occasion, but for one that needed a bright, generous, oaky and reliable Chard. Perfect match for any rich seafood dishes.

Truth be told, this wasn’t mind blowing. But it was absolutely textbook Chardonnay, and very well made. Some ageing potential, though drinking well now. Would definitely buy again - not for a special occasion, but for one that needed a bright, generous, oaky and reliable Chard. Perfect match for any rich seafood dishes.

Jan 5th, 2019
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

excellent flint nose with energetically luxurious palate. thoroughly enjoyable. precocious now with wonderful ability to age gracefully.

excellent flint nose with energetically luxurious palate. thoroughly enjoyable. precocious now with wonderful ability to age gracefully.

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
Mark Freund

Lovely, precise South African Chardonnay. Nice acidity, balanced, wet stone, lemon. The perfect wine to enjoy after watching Lions mating in the bush.

Lovely, precise South African Chardonnay. Nice acidity, balanced, wet stone, lemon. The perfect wine to enjoy after watching Lions mating in the bush.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Grant Simpson

Nose and pallate is slightly smoked fruit, cherries, pomegranate, strawberry, bright and fresh yet much more, silky smooth delicious. Good wines out of sa if you haven't tried capensis Chardonnay do so!

Nose and pallate is slightly smoked fruit, cherries, pomegranate, strawberry, bright and fresh yet much more, silky smooth delicious. Good wines out of sa if you haven't tried capensis Chardonnay do so!

Nov 30th, 2016
Julia Burke

Chalk and almonds; rich texture. Always love this wine.

Chalk and almonds; rich texture. Always love this wine.

Aug 3rd, 2016
Charles Stanley

Tropical fruit, minerals, and butterscotch on the nose. Tightly wound acid on the palate with lovely minerals and opulent texture. This is an outstanding Chardonnay. Go Boks

Tropical fruit, minerals, and butterscotch on the nose. Tightly wound acid on the palate with lovely minerals and opulent texture. This is an outstanding Chardonnay. Go Boks

Jun 6th, 2016
Adam Knoerzer

Good luck finding a Chardonnay this good anywhere in the world at this price. Lemon, apples, and pineapple on the nose and palate with wonderful acidity and a long finish. A touch of butteriness. Heaven.

Good luck finding a Chardonnay this good anywhere in the world at this price. Lemon, apples, and pineapple on the nose and palate with wonderful acidity and a long finish. A touch of butteriness. Heaven.

May 12th, 2016
Tom Steffanci

Finally something from South Africa that I like. Great every day chard

Finally something from South Africa that I like. Great every day chard

Dec 12th, 2015
Perry Riddle

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Sep 29th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

2013 16.5/20 (92/100)

2013 16.5/20 (92/100)

Apr 28th, 2015