Hamilton Russel Chardonnay 2022

95 Points - Tim Atkin MW
93 Points - Decanter
93+ Points - Greg Sherwood MW
92+ - Wine Advocate
94 Points - Christian Eedes, Wine Magazine

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.

Food Pairing
Enjoy with sea bass & olive oil, basil, arugula, lemon ream sauce, avocado, prawns, crayfish. 

The Estate
2019 will go down as the year of "the fire". A massive fire burned around Hamilton Russell vineyards on January 11th, directly damaging 10% of our Pinot noir and causing concerns over smoke taint. Careful advance measurements, and separate extremely gentle vinifications, have however enabled us to produce a fine, complex and beautiful 2019, albeit in a much negligable quantity.
Known as one of the finest wineries in South Africa is the Hamilton Russell Vineyards Estate. The southern seaside wine farm is recognized worldwide for producing some of the most incredible, unique strong wines on the market
Tim Atkin, wine writer, UK
“South Africa's best Chardonnay — elegant and beautifully poised.”

Alcohol: 13.2% vol