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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir 2017

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. Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, a bronze statue of Anthony’s father wearing Anthony’s hat. It was his father who founded Russell Hamilton back in 1975. He was also CEO of one of the largest US advertising agencies, JWT or J. Walter Thompson. Our tasting setup in the cellar 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. Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, a bronze statue of Anthony’s father wearing Anthony’s hat. It was his father who founded Russell Hamilton back in 1975. He was also CEO of one of the largest US advertising agencies, JWT or J. Walter Thompson. Our tasting setup in the cellar and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.

9.2

Ted

Not as aromatic but tasty. Don’t really know much about South African wines but this isn’t bad. Everything I smell is in little bits. A little cherry, earth, vanilla. Tannins are present but still enjoyable.

Not as aromatic but tasty. Don’t really know much about South African wines but this isn’t bad. Everything I smell is in little bits. A little cherry, earth, vanilla. Tannins are present but still enjoyable.

9.2

Pinotman /// Andreas

Great stuff. Smokey nose and quite dark. A classic by now probably my 10th vintage. Dark fruit with cherry undertow. 13.5%. Very Burgundian and a super alternative if you want to avoid the new 25% tariffs coming in October for European wines. Hint of orange zest stems spice black cherry blueberry and flint. Very well made.

Great stuff. Smokey nose and quite dark. A classic by now probably my 10th vintage. Dark fruit with cherry undertow. 13.5%. Very Burgundian and a super alternative if you want to avoid the new 25% tariffs coming in October for European wines. Hint of orange zest stems spice black cherry blueberry and flint. Very well made.

9.3

Brendan Baker

Black cherry, wet earth, ripe fruit but still very balanced

Black cherry, wet earth, ripe fruit but still very balanced

9.0

Khymn O’Malley

This was a splurge, but worth it for and outstanding expression of the grape and the climate.

This was a splurge, but worth it for and outstanding expression of the grape and the climate.

9.3

Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат вишни, Вишневой косточки, варёного лаврового листа, поджаренного хлеба и ванили. Легкое тело, довольно высокая кислотность. Танины достаточно интенсивные, замшевые по текстуре, суховатые. Отличная концентрация во вкусе. Красиво и элегантно. #dfwe2018

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат вишни, Вишневой косточки, варёного лаврового листа, поджаренного хлеба и ванили. Легкое тело, довольно высокая кислотность. Танины достаточно интенсивные, замшевые по текстуре, суховатые. Отличная концентрация во вкусе. Красиво и элегантно. #dfwe2018

9.3

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