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 107

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 11, 2019 - Drink up soon.

  • sastal wrote: 91 points

    March 5, 2019 - Beautiful Chardonnay. Drink up as this is going down. Wish I had opened it one or two years ago. Still, a very pleasant, almost Burgundian experience (aged Premier Cru level).

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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)

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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 440 (29%)
  • Consumed 1,077 (71%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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98% Like It  45 votes

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