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Hamilton Russell Vineyards on Editors’ list of Most Exciting New Wines Worldwide

Posted on: March 15, 2007

Top US Wine Magazine, The Wine Spectator, has just released their Editors’ choice of the 33 most exciting new wines worldwide – March 7th, 2007.

We were proud that both of our wines – our current releases – were included on this list. The Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2006 scored 92/100 (2005 91/100) and the Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot noir 2005 scored 91/100 (2004 90/100)

Six recent vintages of Chardonnay have scored 90 and above in the Wine Spectator, with a wine needing to be regarded as “Outstanding” to obtain a score of 90.

In addition, well known US palate, Steve Tanzer, has just released a series of ratings in a “Focus on South Africa” in which both the 2005 and 2006 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnays scored 92/100.

Our 2007 harvest will be completed by the end of next week. We are currently harvesting some of our best Chardonnay sites and all looks to be on track for another excellent vintage!

All the best and thank you for your ongoing support!



Anthony Hamilton Russell

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
P O Box 158
Hermanus, 7200
South Africa
Ph: +27 28 312 3595
Fx: +27 28 312 1797