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2011 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WS92
  • W&S90
  • WA90

Reviews

WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Very refined, with bergamot and rooibos tea notes, followed by silky cherry, mulled strawberry and cinnamon flavors at the core. Delivers a long, elegant, mineral-infused finish. Seductive. Drink now through 2016. 1,200... Very refined, with bergamot and rooibos tea notes, followed by silky cherry, mulled strawberry and cinnamon flavors at the core. Delivers a long, elegant, mineral-infused finish. Seductive. Drink now through 2016. 1,200 cases imported. –JM
W&S90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, January 2013
A transparent pinot with see-through tannins, this has tart raspberry and red apple flavor. The finish is toasty and youthfully green. Give it a year or two in the cellar to absorb some of its ashy tannin and let the... A transparent pinot with see-through tannins, this has tart raspberry and red apple flavor. The finish is toasty and youthfully green. Give it a year or two in the cellar to absorb some of its ashy tannin and let the fruit evolve.
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2011 Pinot Noir was from a sample tasted chez moi and I compared it blind with a Burgundy of the same vintage. It certainly held its own against the Grand Cru, although one could immediately see the differences in... The 2011 Pinot Noir was from a sample tasted chez moi and I compared it blind with a Burgundy of the same vintage. It certainly held its own against the Grand Cru, although one could immediately see the differences in style. This most recent release, which was cropped at 31.8 hectoliters per hectare from the estate’s 52-hectare vineyard of clay-rich Bokkeveld shale, sees 10 months maturation in 228-liter French oak. It has an intense, quite voluminous bouquet with crushed strawberry and red currant scents intermingling with warm gravel, fennel and fynbos (the natural shrub land of South Africa.) The palate is well-balanced though does not quite possess the finesse of previous vintages. Yet the savory finish comes through with some style and lingers nicely in the mouth. Will it be a long-term prospect? My inclination would be to enjoy this vintage in the first five or six years, but keep a couple of bottles back. - Neal Martin