Hamilton Russell Ashbourne 2009


—VINTAGES#: 512806
Hamilton Russell Ashbourne 2009
The 2009 Hemel en Aarde Valley is a blend of 86% Pinotage, 3.5% of each of the Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot all raised in French oak for 14 months, half new. It has a more harmonious bouquet compared directly with the previous vintage, with lifted dark cherries, licorice, star anise and a touch of garrigue. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, slightly chewy tannins. There acidity is taut and crisp, cutting through the quite assertive, masculine blackberry and raspberry fruit. It feels tightly wound toward the finish and deserves 2-3 years in bottle. Drinking Date: 2017-2025. Score - 90. (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Oct. 30, 2014)

Product Details

Release Date:
October 28, 2017
750 mL bottle
Made in:
Western Cape, South Africa
Hamilton Russell Vineyards
Sugar Content:
3 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Medium-bodied & Fruity

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