Hamilton Russell Ashbourne Red 2008

Hamilton Russell Ashbourne Red 2008 South Africa  Western Cape  Walker Bay Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 26841
Region: South Africa, Western Cape, Walker Bay
Varietal: Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2008
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 12.5
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"From the maiden release in 2001, this benchmark wine has redefined South Africa's own red grape variety, Pinotage, with its classic, refined styling and unique complex character. This is a wine unlike anything else, intense, rich and savoury with a beautiful underlying minerality." —winemaker

Blend: 67% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2008 Hemel en Aarde Valley came from the coolest vintage in 14 years and therefore unsurprisingly it has low alcohol at 13.3 degrees. It is 67% Pinotage and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon – 14 months in French oak of which half was new. There is an herbaceous aspect on the nose that is immediately apparent – dark berry fruit, touches of stewed black tea and undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with a mint-fresh entry. This is well-balanced and crisp, the finish very cool and linear and perhaps without the persistence of a more benevolent growing season." —Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
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Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Pinotagelamb chop, roast duck or roast chickenEnglish Cheddar, Gouda or Parmesanbittersweet chocolate or chocolate souffle
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