750 mL Bottle
White Wine of the Year 2014. - 99 points and Platinum recipient - South African Wine Index
“Gorgeous, with Jonagold apple and white peach fruit at the core, flanked by Mirabelle plum, honeysuckle and heather notes. The long finish ripples with minerality as the fruit drapes beautifully.” — J.M.
93 Points Wine Spectator
“It has quite a rich nose, richer than I was expecting with scents of honeysuckle, white peach and fresh pear notes. The palate is very well-balanced and more linear than the nose augurs. There is good depth here: notes of dried honey, nutmeg and pear, later quince entering in the closing stages. Quite mercurial in the glass, this Chardonnay is an intriguing prospect given a couple of years in bottle.”
92 Points Neal Martin (Parker’s Wine Advocate)
Long-established, consistently ageworthy SA classic, notable for taut structure, minerality, subtle lime & oatmeal complexity. Supremely elegant 2013 tantalises with all these, even in youth. As on 2012 & previous, age will deliver even more complexity, satisfaction.
Outstanding - John Platter’s South African Wine Guide
REVUES ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES
2011 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay
“Tightly wound, this exhibits a serious core of glazed pear, fig, apple, plantain and brioche notes, lined with mineral and honeysuckle hints and accented by nicely beaded acidity. This should be a beauty when it unwinds fully”. Best from 2014 through 2020."
93 Points James Molesworth, Wine Spectator - Highly Recommended - No.19 Top 100, 2013
“Wonderfully complex aromas of pear, wild herbs, sweet butter, smoke and tropical fruits; showed an iodiney minerality with air. Concentrated and harmonious but firm-edged, with brisk lemony acidity framing the very youthful flavors of stone fruits and minerals. Conveys a powerful impression of intensity without weight, like the best white Burgundies. Very young but smooth on the long, peach aftertaste”.
93 Points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2013
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