Original
59 Ratings
Hamilton Russell Vineyards Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir
$33.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

South AfricaAfrica

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Our low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soil, cool maritime mesoclimate, naturally tiny yields of well under 35 hl/ha and our philosophy of expressing our terroir in our wines – give rise to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richness and generosity of our Pinot noir. Our Pinot noir is not overtly fruity, soft and “sweet” and it generally shows hints of that alluring savoury “primal” character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) The terroir of the Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir gives rise to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richness and generosity of the wine. This Pinot Noir is not overtly fruity, soft and "sweet," and it generally shows hints of that alluring "primal" character, along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2013 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014