Very French. Like... Well done. Very meaningful. Very clear taste of berries, maybe. Very dry. Great wine. — 6 days ago
What a beauty. I bought this a few years ago at a bargain basement price and put it in the back of the cellar and forgot about it. I wish I had another one. This wine is gorgeous. A classic mature Bordeaux at its peak. This wine can easily stretch it out for another decade. Notes of cedar and tobacco — a month ago
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. — 13 days ago
A light and refreshing rosé that impersonates a slightly pricier wine. Strawberries, white peach, fruit loops, and red apple peels, with some tropical fruits in the finish. — 16 days ago