28. Chardonnay, Hamilton Russell

Walker Bay, South Africa
  • Bottle £55.00
Aromas of perfectly-ripened fruit with finest French oak. Flavours glamorously combine in a racy elegant style that is closely reminiscent of the finest white Burgundy. (Walter Hicks) In February 2016, Anthony and Olive Hamilton Russell entertained us to a private tasting in the barrel-aging room overlooking their vineyards, near the seaside town of Hermanus. Anthony talked about his cool climate, Burgundian-style terroir and wine-making methods. Decanter Gold Award winner. Critics’ scores average 93 pts, with Tim Atkin giving the wine 95 pts. (Rupert Brendon) (2) 13% vol