2015 Pinotage, Ashbourne, Hemel-en-Aarde

This wine is a real treat. Only 9 barrels were produced. It is so rare in fact, that the winemakers themselves are forbidden from drinking it. This has been largely publicised as the best Pinotage in the world and it really shows. Such opulence on the nose. Notes of smoke, tobacco, sandalwood, cardamom, nutmeg and spice. The palate shows rounded integrated tannins with masses of red and dark fruits. The acidity plays a wonderful supporting role in this wine and delivers a crisp, clean finish. This wine is drinking wonderfully now, however, Anthony states that it was designed to last for 40 years.

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  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2029
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  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2015 Pinotage, Ashbourne, Hemel-en-Aarde
Hamilton Russell

Championed as the Burgundy of South Africa, Hamilton Russell vineyards occupy one of the most Southern estates in Africa. Hemel-en-Aarde Valley has a cool, maritime climate which delivers the perfect conditions for wonderfully austere and understated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Anthony Hamilton Russell and his wife Olive produce wonderful terroir-driven wines that are not afraid to challenge their Burgundian rivals. In addition to this estate, Anthony Hamilton Russell also owns the Ashbourne and Southern Right estates. The Ashbourne estate is best known for its Pinotage which is critically acclaimed to be the best Pinotage in the world. Whereas the Southern Right estate is a tiny appellation, best known for its wonderfully aromatic and fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc.

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