Hamilton Russell Vineyards Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

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. This completed a vertical tasting of; 2017, 2016 & 2015. Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, Anthony’s pouring our tasting, barrels around our tasting, 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. This completed a vertical tasting of; 2017, 2016 & 2015. Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, Anthony’s pouring our tasting, barrels around our tasting, and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.

9.3

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

First of the reds in our South African blind tasting. This is the benchmark Pinot Noir for South Africa made by Emul Ross. Light to medium garnet red with light bricking on the edges. A touch earthy and smokey on the nose with some cherries. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) and light tannins (4.5/10). Light plus to medium bodied with some cherries, a little petrol and floral with raspberries and some meaty notes. Medium plus to long finish. Needed a solid decant to open up and was better when I sneaked a peek on day two. Drink from 2018 till 2025.

First of the reds in our South African blind tasting. This is the benchmark Pinot Noir for South Africa made by Emul Ross. Light to medium garnet red with light bricking on the edges. A touch earthy and smokey on the nose with some cherries. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) and light tannins (4.5/10). Light plus to medium bodied with some cherries, a little petrol and floral with raspberries and some meaty notes. Medium plus to long finish. Needed a solid decant to open up and was better when I sneaked a peek on day two. Drink from 2018 till 2025.

9.0

Nicole N

Very dry, Burgundian.

Very dry, Burgundian.

7.9

Baran Tigrel

I found it a bit acidic. Definately needs proper airation. Other than that, nice and smooth.

I found it a bit acidic. Definately needs proper airation. Other than that, nice and smooth.

8.6

Matthias Gassner

(für Pinot) relativ dunkles rubingranat Aroma vielschictig & komplex; rote beeren, tabak, waldboden, speck, zedernholz Körper mittel, säure mittel, alkohol mittel, tannin mittel-, Toasting/Oakchips etwas zu stark im vordergrund

(für Pinot) relativ dunkles rubingranat Aroma vielschictig & komplex; rote beeren, tabak, waldboden, speck, zedernholz Körper mittel, säure mittel, alkohol mittel, tannin mittel-, Toasting/Oakchips etwas zu stark im vordergrund

8.9

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