Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir

9.17 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Walker Bay , Cape South Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Anthony took us to the tasting room in their Cellar to taste the Hamilton Russell line of wines.

This is why you come down to this region, the Pinot Noirs. They are Burgundian in style. Nice red and blue fruits with very gentle wood use and about 13% ABV. Quite enjoyable.

Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, Anthony’s pouring our tasting, barrels around our tasting, and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.

Anthony took us to the tasting room in their Cellar to taste the Hamilton Russell line of wines.

This is why you come down to this region, the Pinot Noirs. They are Burgundian in style. Nice red and blue fruits with very gentle wood use and about 13% ABV. Quite enjoyable.

Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, Anthony’s pouring our tasting, barrels around our tasting, and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.

May 18th, 2019
Meg Herring

Smoke, camp fire, leather, and then some fruit flavors. Distinctly South African. Distinctly delicious. Note to self: Hamilton Russell becoming favorite S. African producer.

Smoke, camp fire, leather, and then some fruit flavors. Distinctly South African. Distinctly delicious. Note to self: Hamilton Russell becoming favorite S. African producer.

Aug 1st, 2018
Kyle Harvey

Elegant red cherries with earthy undertones and distinct finish! So nice, we had it thrice! Beautiful.

Elegant red cherries with earthy undertones and distinct finish! So nice, we had it thrice! Beautiful.

Mar 18th, 2019
Connor Ross

Delicate and confident. Bright fruit and mocha. Tense thin tannins.

Delicate and confident. Bright fruit and mocha. Tense thin tannins.

Apr 4th, 2018
Perry Riddle

Perry had this 2 years ago

Perry had this 2 years ago

Jan 14th, 2018
Eric K
8.9

Eric had this 2 years ago

Eric had this 2 years ago

Jun 13th, 2018
Paul Birchenough

Paul had this 2 years ago

Paul had this 2 years ago

Nov 25th, 2017