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2010 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir Hemel En Aarde ValleyPinot Noir from South Africa

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  • 95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 92 Wine Spectator
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About

95

"The sublime 2010 Pinot Noir is aged for 10 months in oak, of which 44% was new and the remainder used. It has a ripe bouquet of redcurrant, strawberry and Morello that shows no signs of under-ripeness that Hamilton’s Pinots occasionally exhibit due to leaf-roll. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe fleshy redcurrant and cranberry fruit that is underpinned by extremely fine tannins. This has wonderful build in the mouth and the finish is exuberant, almost feisty! This is an audacious Pinot Noir from one of South Africa’s top estates. Drink now-2020. Bravo to Hamilton Russell, who have produced an outstanding Pinot Noir in 2010, one of the finest New World expressions of the grape variety that I have encountered. When Hamilton Russell gets it right, they hit bullseye."

92 Wine Spectator

"Ripe, juicy and nicely compact, with plum sauce, blackberry and cherry skin notes wound at the core while mouthwatering anise and singed apple wood notes run along the edges. Possesses impressive cut and persistence. Drink now through 2015."

Product Detail

Item # 71586
Country South Africa
Region Cape South Coast
Sub-Region Walker Bay
Ratings

95 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato