Cheers to the wines of South Africa 🇿🇦
This Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is unique in that the grapes used to produce it primarily came, not from Hamilton Russell vineyards, but rather from neighboring vignerons.
Hamilton Russell made this unprecedented decision in the aftermath of devastating wild fires that imparted smoke taint to its estate-grown grapes. Unwilling to compromise on quality, I applaud Hamilton Russell for its tenacity and willingness to forge ahead to create this delicious Pinot Noir for its customers. 👏👏👏
This wine is comprised of fruit hailing from three different Hemel-en-Aarde (aptly meaning “heaven and earth”) Wards within the Walker Bay District, in the Cape South Coast Region of South Africa’s Western Cape.
This wine is a reflection of community, camaraderie, and commitment to excellence.❤️
👁 It is medium ruby with pale fuchsia rim variation.
👃 On the nose this wine has a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include candied cherry, strawberry rhubarb preserves, violet, dried orange peel, white pepper, star anise, clove, and nutmeg.
👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium finish.
Hamilton Russell, Pinot Noir, Walker Bay, ABV 13.5%. Vintage 2019. — 18 days ago
Form me the verdelho takes away from the SA chenin charm. — 5 days ago
Must let it breathe....then it's delicious! — 7 days ago
A hand crafted wine, with sweet cassis and spicy pepper aromas, with a superb tannin structure. Best served decanted and aired and served with good food and friends. — 3 days ago
Nice rose from SA, purchased at hop and grape. Crisp acidity with well balanced sweetness, this is a delightful summer sipper — 5 days ago
Lovely Pinotage, very smooth drinking. — 7 days ago
Great flavor, fruit & earth, well balanced. Spectacular value. — 16 days ago