HAMILTON RUSSELL Pinot Noir 2016

The 2016 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is sourced from a 52-hectare vineyard set on low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soil situated in the cooler maritime micro-climate of Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Translucent in color, this wine begins with earthy aromatics of forest floor and tobacco leaf, with red currants and red berries coming together in the glass. Lithe, with a strong salinity, the wine shows a core of cherry, red berries, sweet tobacco and pomegranate flavors that connect with beautiful tension and a long lingering finish. Overall this is another beautiful vintage for this Pinot Noir and I expect this will only become more appealing as it evolves in the cellar. (Best 2017-2030) - September, 2017 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: September, 2017
  • Producer: Hamilton Russell
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2030
  • Estimated Value: $48
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Walker Bay
  • Appellation: Hemel-en-Aarde
  • Importer: Vineyard Brands

HAMILTON RUSSELL Pinot Noir 2016

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