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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2016 Wine Review

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2016

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2016

Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay W.O., South Africa

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $57.95

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Hamilton Russell

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 95/100

I love this wine year after year, and I'd rather be drinking it than writing about it so I'll let the previous note stand. 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.

Pinot Noir food pairings: lamb kabobs, venison burgers, roast veal, beef Carpaccio.

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This Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2016 was reviewed on October 14, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Pure liquid enjoyment - a wonderful presentation of this South African Producers ability to deliver a premium finished product from a cool climate. This wine is elegant and sophisticated; crafted with complexity and well integrated, silky layers in mind. Black cherry, violet, spice, licorice, oak and vanilla dominate with luxuriously smooth tannins and a lingering spicy cherry finish.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Incredible! One of the most delicious and mouthwatering Pinots on the planet hailing from small craft producers in South Africa. Aromas are intense and exotic with prominent spice, cherry and savoury notes. Enjoy with braised beef ravioli. Tasted Oct 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
From Hemel-En-Aarde Valley in the Walker Bay wine region, this full-on liquid ripe dark cherries, dusty green herbs, earthy and spicy Pinot Noir is made by one of South Africa's best PN producers, Hamilton-Russell. This PN is a must have. - Community Wine Reviews

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