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2012 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay "Hemel en Aarde"

Hamilton Russell 2012 Chardonnay

Winery: Hamilton Russell

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hemel en Aarde"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Hemel en Aarde

State or country: South Africa

Price: $33

Cases produced: 6,900

KWG Score: 94.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: April 15, 2014

Wine Review: This yellowish gold colored Chardonnay from South Africa is consistently very good. This wine opens with a wet stone, mild lemon and apple like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral infused apple with notes of oak and pear. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite some time. This wine would pair well with chicken and wild mushroom ravioli with a mild cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Unusually 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.

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