Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012, Wo Hemel En Aarde Valley

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Walker Bay, South Africa

$44.95 (999516)

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September 27, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an intense, edgy pinot from a pioneer of cool climate South African Pinot. The quality is there - great...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Walker Bay pioneer Hamilton-Russell still leads the pack in the region nearly thirty years on (after a slight dip in...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The right and fantastic Pinot Noir stuff from the winemaker with the King Midas (or in this case the Queen Modjadji)...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very smoky, earthy pinot noir - rustic in flavour but not in disposition. Nicely balanced and focused with very...

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

This is one serious Pinot that I had been dying to try after being blown away by their Chardonnay. It didn't disappoint at all. The nose is incredibly complex, with the classic red fruit (dark cherry, strawberry) to go along with meaty and savoury herbal notes and slight baking spice from the oak. It's a ripe and powerful wine, but in the most incredibly elegant manner. This is a top notch wine from an amazing producer. Grab one for tonight, then lay a few down for up to 10 years. Tasted September 2014

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