“From the maiden release in 2001, this benchmark wine has redefined South AfricaÕs 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”
Robert Parker 90 Points
The Ashburne Red is the result of Anthony Hamilton Russell's determination to produce a long-lived, fantastic varietal wine from the best known South African red grape, Pinotge, grown on light structured, free-draining, Table Mountain Sandstone derived soils.
The name Ashbourne is a 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.
Grapes: 100% Pinotage
Region: South Africa / Hemel-en-Aarde / Walker Bay
Maker: Anthony Hamilton Russell
Notes: An excellent example of rich, fruit driven Pinotage. Soft, rich fruit is persistent through to the long finish. Red cherries and dark chocolate, with hints of coffee and toasty oak.
Serve: Rich and hearty beef casserole. Springbok with peppercorn sauce. Slow-roasted leg of lamb.
Production: 9468 bottles”