Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay 2011 92 Points

Pale straw with yellow reflections.
Clean, moderate intensity, stony white fruits, lemony/citrus, hints of honey, brush of oak, light toast, good clarity.

Dry with high acidity, fresh, nutty, honeyed mid palate with tangerine and orange blossom complexity, moderate alcohol of 13% abv, mineral core, embryonic, need time to unfold, best revisited in 2015+, until 2021+