Strange aroma and bouquet but overall a fascinating flavor with notes of herbs and cherry. — 6 days ago
Terrific cherry and soft tannins, right amount of oak - will be great in a few years — 2 months ago
Distinctly floral up front that transforms into apples and minerals. Moderately dry and complex by new world Riesling standards. — 10 days 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. — 2 months ago
One of my favorites of the lot. Great wine. — 2 months ago
The piece de resistance - Les Allies! I didn’t even write down notes for this one because we were too busy drinking it and having a great time. From what I recall, this had prominent honey overtones in the aroma and the taste. Strong acidity but not overtly tart, a nice long finish. Really beautiful wine but could be that we were several glasses deep already! — 2 months ago