Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2019 – Pack of 6

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Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2019 – Pack of 6

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In particularly challenging vintages there is an outside chance that a winery can make truly remarkable wines. Some estates find it impossible to step up, but others, in the face of adversity, have the confidence, experience and sometimes luck to make the inspired decisions which result in remarkable outcomes. In 2019, Hamilton Russell managed to swerve potentially catastrophic damage from smoke taint caused by a massive fire in January. An unusually warm May, June and July affected Chardonnay dormancy and the resulting bud break was extremely uneven. In addition, the vintage was cooler than 2017 and 2018, with an average maximum temperature for December to March of 24.5C (cooler than the long term average for Burgundy of 24.8C). Rainfall was lower than average, too, but during harvest, frequent showers caused sustained high humidity. HR’s organic treatments proved highly effective against the threat of mildew. They also picked the day before the skies opened, too. While the Chardonnay crop was 44% down this is the most remarkable HR Chardonnay I have ever tasted. With stunning depth and juiciness, plush, but controlled oak and serious length, this is a phenomenal creation with exoticism and flair. There is an exquisite balance here for an amply-framed wine, too, and all of this class and luxury sits atop stiletto-sharp acidity and a restrained 13.2% alcohol level. Pound for pound this wine is in contention for Chardonnay of the year and it appears that ‘against all odds’ is a recurring theme for this terrific winery. While the Chardonnay crop was 44% down this is the most remarkable HR Chardonnay I have ever tasted. With stunning depth and juiciness, plush, but controlled oak and serious length, this is a phenomenal creation with exoticism and flair. There is an exquisite balance here for an amply-framed wine, too, and all of this class and luxury sits atop stiletto-sharp acidity and a restrained 13.2% alcohol level. Pound for pound this wine is in contention for Chardonnay of the year and it appears that ‘against all odds’ is a recurring theme for this terrific winery. While the Chardonnay crop was 44% down this is the most remarkable HR Chardonnay I have ever tasted. With stunning depth and juiciness, plush, but controlled oak and serious length, this is a phenomenal creation with exoticism and flair. There is an exquisite balance here for an amply-framed wine, too, and all of this class and luxury sits atop stiletto-sharp acidity and a restrained 13.2% alcohol level. Pound for pound this wine is in contention for Chardonnay of the year and it appears that ‘against all odds’ is a recurring theme for this terrific winery. and all of this class and luxury sits atop stiletto-sharp acidity and a restrained 13.2% alcohol level. Pound for pound this wine is in contention for Chardonnay of the year and it appears that ‘against all odds’ is a recurring theme for this terrific winery. and all of this class and luxury sits atop stiletto-sharp acidity and a restrained 13.2% alcohol level. Pound for pound this wine is in contention for Chardonnay of the year and it appears that ‘against all odds’ is a recurring theme for this terrific winery.

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