Wine Spectator 93 points - Gorgeous, with a silky, persistent and racy structure guiding alluring rooibos tea, blood orange, damson plum and singed wood spice notes along. Drink now through 2020.-J.M. (Jun 22 2016)
"Our low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soil, cool maritime mesoclimate, naturally tiny yields of under 30 hl/ha and our philosophy of expressing our terroir in our wines - give rise to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richness and generosity of our Pinot Noir. Our Pinot Noir is not overtly fruity, soft and "sweet" and it generally shows hints of that alluring savoury "primal" character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume." - Winery Notes
|Located in the cool, southerly, maritime Walker Bay appellation,
in a beautiful valley behind the old fishing village of
Hermanus; Hamilton Russell Vineyards specializes in producing
internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Low vigor, stony soils that combine with cool breezes
from the Atlantic Ocean help to produce naturally low yields
over a long
possible to create
Pinot Noir and
techniques enable the Hamilton Russell team to aim for expression
of origin and individuality.