The Critics Agree On This Outstanding Chardonnay
The rave reviews keep coming in for Hamilton Russell Chardonnay. This is a South African Chardonnay that drinks like a cross between a top notch Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and a fine white Burgundy.Stephen Tanzer, known to be a highly critical reviewer, rated previous vintages at 92 points, and referenced a similarity to Burgundy with comments such as “minerality that reminded me of Chardonnay from the Meursault/Puligny district” and “like a hypothetical blend of Meursault and Chassagne.”The Wine Spectator has rated each of the last ten vintages of Hamilton Russell Chardonnay at 90 points or higher. It’s not just getting attention with the American critics either. We held a dinner last Fall with Thierry Pillot, winemaker at Domaine Paul Pillot in Chassagne Montrachet, and he commented that he noticed Hamilton Russell Chardonnay on our shelves and told us he thinks it’s outstanding!