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2015 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir Hemel En Aarde ValleyPinot Noir from South Africa


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  • 95 Natalie MacLean - Natalie MacLean Wine Reviews and Ratings
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"Breathing this in is like walking into an opium den for wine lovers. Satin pillows of fleshy black cherry invite you to lie back, close your eyes and let your senses roam. Surely one of South Africa's finest Pinot Noir producers!

Hamilton-Russell leads the way in the country for cool-climate viticulture and racy, exciting wines. Sophisticated and complex, but extremely easy to drink. Lavish fleshy ripe cherry aromas and flavours yet not simple or sweet. Complex, elegant and layered South African Pinot Noir from a master producer. Some dark spice on the finish. Silk texture. Chapter three of my second book (Unquenchable) includes a visit to this winery and dinner with the brilliant Anthony Hamilton Russell. This is easy to mistake for a top shelf Burgundian Pinot. Pair with your holiday dinners, especially those featuring roast turkey or chicken."

Product Detail

Item # 98111
Country South Africa
Region Cape South Coast
Sub-Region Walker Bay

95 - Natalie MacLean - Natalie MacLean Wine Reviews and Ratings

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato