One of the finest Chardonnay from South Africa
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.
- 96 Points - Tim Atkin MW, South African Report 2021
- Aged in French oak barrels for 9 Months
- Buttery and complex Chardonnay
Food Pairing: Prawn bisque, chicken breast, frittata, cheese fondue, turkey.
Cellaring: Now till 2028.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
"Lower in alcohol than the 2019 release - the vintage was cooler, explains Emul Ross - this nuanced Chardonnay combines grapes from 22 different blocks on the farm and confirms the wine's status as one of the best examples in the Cape. Focused and saline, with subtle notes of struck match reduction, fine oak and some texture from 10% malolactic. Bravo!" Tim Atkin, 2021