2017 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JS 94
  • WS 93
  • JD 93
  • WE 92
  • VN 91

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, June 2018
A really stylish white with white stones, dried apricots, white blossoms, lemon curd, jasmine and caramelized citrus peel. Medium to full body, some really nice phenolic texture, very zesty acidity and an pinpoint finish... A really stylish white with white stones, dried apricots, white blossoms, lemon curd, jasmine and caramelized citrus peel. Medium to full body, some really nice phenolic texture, very zesty acidity and an pinpoint finish. Drink now.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, October 2018
Melon, yellow apple, white peach and quince flavors give this an opulent feel, harnessed by honeysuckle and quinine accents through the finish, showing refinement and length in the end. Drink now through 2021. – JM
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, March 2018
The 2017 Chardonnay is classy stuff all the way that's 100% varietal aged mostly in French oak, with small amounts brought up in foudre, ceramic eggs, and stainless steel. Orchard fruits, pineapple, and white flower notes... The 2017 Chardonnay is classy stuff all the way that's 100% varietal aged mostly in French oak, with small amounts brought up in foudre, ceramic eggs, and stainless steel. Orchard fruits, pineapple, and white flower notes all emerge from the glass. It's medium-bodied, beautifully textured, and seamless on the palate. With beautiful purity, vibrant, integrated acidity, and a great finish, it should keep for a decade or more.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, March 2019
There's a beautiful floral lift to the nose of this wine, as fresh-pressed white flowers and orange blossom are coupled with apple flesh, crumbled chalk and a touch of sweet herbs. The medium-weight palate is round and... There's a beautiful floral lift to the nose of this wine, as fresh-pressed white flowers and orange blossom are coupled with apple flesh, crumbled chalk and a touch of sweet herbs. The medium-weight palate is round and satisfying, a little soft on the midpalate, but then the acidity pops up and the texture builds to reveal a nice balance and overall bright mouthfeel. Soft tannins and flavors of orange and lime pith round out the feel, with a subtle yet lingering richness and toasty accent to the close.
VN 91
Vinous, August 2018
The 2017 Chardonnay was whole-bunch-pressed, destemmed and matured for nine months with partial malolactic and light bâtonnage, in around 30% new wood, of which 40% is not toasted. It has an attractive bouquet of yellow... The 2017 Chardonnay was whole-bunch-pressed, destemmed and matured for nine months with partial malolactic and light bâtonnage, in around 30% new wood, of which 40% is not toasted. It has an attractive bouquet of yellow plum and a subtle patisserie scent, the oak neatly integrated. The palate is well balanced with slightly lower acidity than its peers, good depth, a slightly waxy texture and a touch of candied orange peel toward the finish. Enjoy this over the next five or six years, possibly longer. -- Neal Martin
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Sub-region Walker Bay
Vintage 2017
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork