Hamilton Russel Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
South Africa

$59.95 (999516)

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95 pts
5
October 14, 2017

Critic Reviews (2)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Worth the splurge. Hamilton Russell's pinot noir is the perfect mélange of acidity, lightly textured tannins, juicy...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

"We believe in wines of consequence." How pinot noir is capable of performing in South Africa can be defined right...

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Community Reviews (3)

David Brodati
David Brodati

Wine is as much about place, experience, stories and emotions as it is about taste, flavour, chemistry, biology, winemaking skill, standard assessment tools and numeric or other rating systems. For me, this wine is about emotions. The roller coaster ride from gleeful anticipation, to joyous fulfillment, to sadness and disappointment that I finished my only bottle of this wonderful Pinot. Post Partum depression? Lovely pure raspberry and beet, nutmeg, black pepper, minerality, iron, cedar. Balanced, smooth with ripe and resolved tannin, juicy acidity, and excellent length. Ahhh....July 2019.

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todd10
todd10

I was surprised that this wine was not too fruity. It's aromas and taste were more like cigar box. Do not get me wrong, I really enjoyed this. Smooth tannins, and nice long finish.
I would say, do not decant this wine. It was nice to taste it evolving. It started mostly cigar box, but after a while the taste of black fruit started to appear. I love when I have a wine that every glass taste a little different.

Tasted May 2020

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Dan B
Dan B

Disappointing, relative to the price. This needs several more years to mature before it can be considered a 93+ wine

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