Hamilton Russell 2018 Ashbourne Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 750ml
A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay opens to a Sauvignon Blanc nose with the added richness of the Chardonnay to round the edges of the greenness associated with Sauvignon Blanc. While the notes of green bell pepper are present in the glass, there is a sweet caramel-apple tone hiding just under the grapefruit tones, becoming more evident on the palate. The wine is medium-bodied and has a slight touch of sweetness on the palate, as this does have almost two grams of residual sugar. It ends with a simple finish that lingers with tones of juicy pears and grapefruit.
-- Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate, 2020