Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir

9.16 ratings
9.21 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

9.2

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, a bronze statue of Anthony’s father wearing Anthony’s hat. It was his father who founded Russell Hamilton back in 1975. He was also CEO of one of the largest US advertising agencies, JWT or J. Walter Thompson. Our tasting setup in the cellar 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, a bronze statue of Anthony’s father wearing Anthony’s hat. It was his father who founded Russell Hamilton back in 1975. He was also CEO of one of the largest US advertising agencies, JWT or J. Walter Thompson. Our tasting setup in the cellar and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.

May 18th, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат вишни, Вишневой косточки, варёного лаврового листа, поджаренного хлеба и ванили. Легкое тело, довольно высокая кислотность. Танины достаточно интенсивные, замшевые по текстуре, суховатые. Отличная концентрация во вкусе. Красиво и элегантно. #dfwe2018

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат вишни, Вишневой косточки, варёного лаврового листа, поджаренного хлеба и ванили. Легкое тело, довольно высокая кислотность. Танины достаточно интенсивные, замшевые по текстуре, суховатые. Отличная концентрация во вкусе. Красиво и элегантно. #dfwe2018

Nov 11th, 2018
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