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    Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2009
    Chardonnay - South Africa


    • ST92
    • WS92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.2%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105155

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. A prominent core of intense pear fruit aromas and flavors is brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of natural acid and a dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.

    All Hamilton Russell Vineyards wines are grown, made, matured, bottled and labeled by Hamilton Russell Vineyards on the Hamilton Russell Vineyards Estate.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bold, boasting lots of grilled hazelnut, fig and pear tartine aromas and flavors, but fresh minerality drives through on the finish, adding length and definition and bringing you back for more. Drink now through 2011.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright, pale yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of peach, nectarine, lime, hazelnut oil and nutmeg, with a musky iodiney minerality that reminded me of chardonnay from the Meursault/Puligny district. Deep, rich and perfumed, with a lemony edge giving grip and a light touch to the stone fruit and spice flavors. Finishes youthful, savory and long, with an almost tannic quality. A superb vintage for this bottling. 92(+?) points .

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A stunning Chard, one of South Africa's best, that can truly compete with some of the classics at a fraction of the cost. Rich and ripe with notes of red apple flesh, melon, orange oil and a soft hint of toasted woodiness. It's full in the mouth but balanced by superb minerality and medium acidity. The finish is long with a fresh hazelnut driven nuttiness lingering throughout.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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