Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Walker Bay 2011

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Stellar new release from South Africa s finest Pinot Noir producer Limited previous vintage 95 Points Robert Parker The sublime 2010 Pinot Noir is aged for 10 months in oak of which 44 was new and the remainder used It has a r

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards:
Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea - is located in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and... Read more
Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea - is located in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World. Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly site on which to make South Africa?s top cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties. His son Anthony Hamilton Russell, who took over in 1991 (finally buying the property in 1994), narrowed the range to Pinot noir and Chardonnay only and registered Hamilton Russell Vineyards as an Estate, committing to work only with grapes from their terroir. Extensive soil research initiated in 1994 identified 52 hectares of stony, clay-rich, shale-derived soil as optimal for the individual, origin expressive style they aim for and all plantings have now been limited to this soil type. Anthony with winemaker Hannes Storm and viticulturist Johan Montgomery are completely dedicated to expressing the personality of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards terroir in their wines. Tiny yields and intense worldwide demand keep the elegant, highly individual, Estate grown Pinot noir and Chardonnay in very short supply. Read less
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External Reviews for Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Walker Bay

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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



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Stellar new release from South Africa s finest Pinot Noir producer Limited previous vintage 95 Points Robert Parker The sublime 2010 Pinot Noir is aged for 10 months in oak of which 44 was new and the remainder used It has a r

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