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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Ashbourne

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82% Pinotage, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Shiraz.
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High toned aromas of spicy red berries, dried flowers, mint, marzipan and smoky, nutty and slightly resiny oak. Then aggressively deep in the mouth, with flavours of black raspberry, iron , leather, smoke and earth, perked up with a note of tart cranberry. This boast terrific freshness and snappy depth of flavour. Finishes firmly tannic and impressively long. Would be best served with lamb shanks.

The name Ashbourne is family name from Anthony’s grandmother’s side. Lord Ashbourne. Anthony’s great, great grandfather, was Lord Chancellor for Ireland in the late 1800’s. The house on the label is Anthony’s home, Braemar that he built in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley the year he planted the first special vineyard for Ashbourne – and where he lives now with his wife Olive.

Ashbourne does not carry the varietal on the label as a statement of Anthony’s belief that the variety is a more a medium for expressing character of the site and soil, than the site and soil are for expressing the character of the variety. It is also his wish that people enjoy the wine as something totally new and simple as a great red wine- without any preconceptions, bias, or attempts to find similarities with other wines.

Additional Information

Type Red Wine
John Platter Ratings 4 stars
Winery / Producer Hamilton Russell Vineyards
Winemaker No
Body Full Bodied
Maturity Drinking now
Grape Variety Cape Blend
Vintage 2009
Bottle Size Bottle 75cl
Alcohol (ABV) No
pH No
Acidity No
Residual Sugar No

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