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2010 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Hamilton Russell Vineyards hamiltonrussellvineyards.com   details
Appellation: Walker Bay - South Africa
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$32.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 12, 2013 , ted kirkpatrick
95 points "Great Pinot Noir....nice nose of red fruit and spices......lush....smooth...nice fruit on palate."
rated: January 9, 2013 , WA
95 points "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. " Best 2013-2020
rated: October 5, 2013 , Russ Bawks
95 points Best 2013-2020
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