2019 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2019 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
  • DC 92
  • WA 90

Reg: $44.94

$41.94

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Reg: $44.94

$41.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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DC 92
Decanter, March 2020
Anthony Hamilton Russell hopes this will be a unique wine, being the only HR Pinot Noir to be made with bought-in grapes (generously sold to him by other high-quality producers) when fire hit the estate, with 84% of their...   Anthony Hamilton Russell hopes this will be a unique wine, being the only HR Pinot Noir to be made with bought-in grapes (generously sold to him by other high-quality producers) when fire hit the estate, with 84% of their own fruit affected. This is a blend of grapes from Upper Hemel-en-Aarde and the Ridge. Very approachable already, attractive red-fruits and a slight earthiness. A fine effort in trying circumstances. Labelled just Hamilton Russell, rather than Hamilton Russell Vineyards to distinguish.  
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2021
Before I begin my tasting note, I'd like to quickly focus on what Hamilton Russell has written on the back of their 2019 Pinot Noir label. While wildfires are not an uncommon occurrence for South Africa, it is refreshing...   Before I begin my tasting note, I'd like to quickly focus on what Hamilton Russell has written on the back of their 2019 Pinot Noir label. While wildfires are not an uncommon occurrence for South Africa, it is refreshing to see such high integrity and transparency as Hamilton Russell has displayed in a challenging situation. Bottled as Walker Bay wine of origin, they had to reject almost all of their Pinot Noir vineyard fruit due to a wildfire. The estate stands to gain more trust and brand loyalty from their followers from the decision to be completely open and transparent about what happened to them and their Pinot Noir in 2019. I wish more of the world were as honest and transparent as Hamilton Russell has demonstrated to every consumer of this vintage. I don't know everything there is to know about building brand loyalty, but I am confident that the first chapter of that playbook begins with what Hamilton Russell has written on the back of this particular bottling. Hamilton Russell: Good game—well played! Now, where was I...- AM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Sub-region Walker Bay
Appellation Hemel en Aarde
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork