2009 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir Walker Bay
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Hamilton Russell Vineyards - one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea - is located in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World. Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly site on which to make South Africa’s read more...top cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties. This is a tight, minerally style of Chardonnay with classic Hamilton Russell vineyards length and complexity. The wine has bright, natural acidity and depth indicative of the extremely low yields used to produce this elegant wine. (hide)
SWS 92 - Wine Spectator 92 Points Bold, boasting lots of grilled hazelnut, fig and pear tartine aromas and flavors, but fresh minerality drives through on the finish, adding length and definition and bringing you back for more. Drink now through 2011. 4,277 cases made. -JM
DecanterRating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. (South Africa) This five%u2013star Platter wine is toasty and lemony with a classic Burgundian structure and a good weight. Drink now.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/07.