Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir 2012 ~ Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa
95/100 - Natalie McLean
94 Points - Steve Tanzer
94 Points - Tim Atkin
93 James Molesworth Wine Spectator
92 Points - Wine Advocate
91 Points - Christian Eedes Mike Froud
Top Wine SA 5 stars Platter’s 2017 South African Wine Guide
James Molesworth, Wine Spectator “Gorgeous, with a silky, persistent and racy structure guiding alluring rooibos tea, blood orange, damson plum and singed wood spice notes along.”
Steve Tanzer “South African Pinot noir does not get better than this.”
Mike Froud, Top Wine SA “One of South Africa’s Top 20 Wineries 2016 - Best Track Record 2006 - 2015
Natalie McLean "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."
Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea. It pioneered viticulture and winemaking in the cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation.
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 finest in the New World.