Monday, April 14, 2014

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2012 95+ Points

If the 2008 was magnificent (93 Points), 2012 is simply monumental, revealing a delicately perfume profile, much more prominent after 29 hours of slight exposure to air, the bottle was a remnant, following a tutored tasting presentations to a group of prominent Eastern European key marketing executives…..on their first visit to South Africa.

Profound and multi layered, it shows a striking resemblance to a young Coche – Dury Meursault!, YES this is a bold statement, and I will stick to my statement, based on years of first hand experienced of working and pouring the wine!

Striking purity and focus, electrifying energy, captivating to say the least, this is without a doubt South Africa’s most complete Chardonnay, produce to date, superior than 2011 by far, a world class offering, not even at one tenth of the price (average price worldwide of $30 US Dollars/bt) of a Coche - Dury, stellar offerings, buy it now!

Alcohol: moderate plus | 13.5 %abv

Origin: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Notes: apples |stone fruit | pears| salt lemon | camomille blossoms| bergamot | light toast

Ideal drinking occasions: winter

Serve with: perfectly cook diver scallops with bacon dust

Drink: now until 2027+