White

2012 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • South Africa
  • Cape South Coast
  • Walker Bay
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 109

  • A L P wrote:

    September 14, 2019 - This wine has a lot of sulfur taste. Seemed to diminish over a couple of days. Such a shame.

  • acheng wrote: 90 points

    July 17, 2019 - Can’t say it has improved much. Most of the up front fruit and oak has calmed down. Just looking for more complexity beyond the youthful exuberance of yesteryears. Some tropical notes and medium finish.

  • A L P Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 16, 2019 - This bottle has no sulfur at all. Just delicious, drinking at cellar temperature. Yum. Yum.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 12, 2019 - Although in now slow decline, has proved an excellent compromise Chardonnay between European restraint and Californian richness.
    For drinking up - my last.

  • HPringle Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 12, 2019 - Always a favourite but on basis of this showing this vintage has peaked and should be enjoyed within the year. A fine wine, but lacking some acidity- still enjoyable but without the interest of younger vintages.

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  • By Michael Godel
    7/4/2014 (link)

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    7/3/2014 (link)

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    6/27/2014 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/5/2014 (link)

    (Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

    (Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/23/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay) Light yellow color; appealing, white jasmine, almond, pear nose; medium bodied, white jasmine, almond, ripe pear palate; could use 1 year; medium-plus finish 91+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Hamilton Russell Vineyards
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Cape South Coast
  • SubRegion Walker Bay
  • Appellation Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • UPC Codes 089419181029, 6002525000255

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 424 (28%)
  • Consumed 1,098 (72%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

baked Caribbean rubbed hake with sumac fennel, Cod with egg-and-butter sauce, Coniglio mit Safranrisotto, Risotto fruits de mer

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  44 votes

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