Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay

9.13 ratings
9.31 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Anthony took us to the tasting room in their Cellar to taste the Hamilton Russell line of wines.

Chardonnay are after Pinot’s in our tasting. This was one of my favorite Chardonnays out of all the ones we tasted.

Again, very Burgundian in style. Nice ripe, gentle fruit of citrus and tropicals. 13% ABV and mostly all neutral oak.

Photos of, the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, Anthony’s pouring our tasting, barrels around our tasting, and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.

Anthony took us to the tasting room in their Cellar to taste the Hamilton Russell line of wines.

Chardonnay are after Pinot’s in our tasting. This was one of my favorite Chardonnays out of all the ones we tasted.

Again, very Burgundian in style. Nice ripe, gentle fruit of citrus and tropicals. 13% ABV and mostly all neutral oak.

Photos of, the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, Anthony’s pouring our tasting, barrels around our tasting, and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.

May 18th, 2019
Andrea Watt

Mineral and almost zinc, followed by lime, bright acidity, and pear. Doesn’t taste like Chardonnay to me but is very nice and more intense than usual for a white.

Mineral and almost zinc, followed by lime, bright acidity, and pear. Doesn’t taste like Chardonnay to me but is very nice and more intense than usual for a white.

Oct 2nd, 2019
Brendan Baker

Lemon pith, mineral, mild oak influence, med + acid. Definitely an old world style and very nice

Lemon pith, mineral, mild oak influence, med + acid. Definitely an old world style and very nice

Sep 19th, 2019