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2017 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay "Hemel en Aarde"

Hamilton Russell 2017 Chardonnay

Winery: Hamilton Russell

Vintage: 2017

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: $43

Cases produced: 5,929

KWG Score: 93.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: June 24, 2019

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from South Africa is very impressive. It opens with a Granny Smith apple and Bosc pear bouquet with hints of pineapple and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well-balanced, smooth and refined. The flavor profile is a tasty mild poached pear with nicely integrated gentle oak. I also detected hints of walnut, pineapple and lemon verbena. The finish is dry and very extended for a Chardonnay. This wine was well like by all that tried it and it was suggested to pair it with tuna sushi or trout almandine. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Unusually prominent pear and lime fruit aromas and flavors 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.

Organic status: not organic

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