Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa 2014

Score

93
  • Drink: 2015-2025
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Read Decanter's tasting note for Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa 2014, which won a gold medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa 2014

Arguably the most faithfully Burgundian-styled Chardonnay tasted on my trip. Yet it speaks as much of Hemel en Aarde’s cool climate as it does of Beaune.

Exquisitely crafted by winemaker Emul Ross, this tinglingly fresh and elegant Chardonnay also won a DWWA Gold this year. Lovely mouthfeel, linear, with melon, hazelnut, struck match, this is utterly compelling and a joy to drink.

Price UK £24.99-£27.50 Brook & Vine, Fortnum & Mason

Taster John Stimpfig

Tasted in South Africa in September 2015