Fridays are always good. But last night was extraordinary. The amount of old white wines tasted on a casual evening superseded any other tasting I remember. First up was a Hemel-en-Aarde Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay. A 1999 vintage. Beautiful! A linear, clear taste that’s undeniably Chardonnay doing Hermanus and the Walker Bay appellation proud. The Decanter Vintage… Read More Fine Wine Friday
My idea of a great time is sipping slowly on a Riedel montrachet glass filled with chilled velvety pale gold Chardonnay. A full mouthfeel that whispers sweet little nothings to my palate long after the liquid has disappeared. This is exactly what I did at the Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration. After three Pinot Noir Celebrations today was the first Chardonnay version. Pinot… Read More Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?