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2017 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir "Hemel en Aarde"

Hamilton Russell 2017 Pinot Noir

Winery: Hamilton Russell

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hemel en Aarde"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Hemel en Aarde

State or country: South Africa

Price: $53

Cases produced: 3,909

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: April 10, 2019

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from South Africa was the winner of our first big blind tasting. It opens with an oak and cola bouquet with a hint of cherry and cigar box. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral and oak influenced plum with notes of black olive. We also picked up some hints of strawberry and red raspberry mixed in. The finish is dry and its flavors and managed moderate tannins sail on for quite a while. The Panel really enjoyed this complex Pinot and suggested pairing it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our Pinot Noir is not overtly fruity, soft and “sweet” and it generally shows hints of that alluring savory "primal" character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

Organic status: not organic

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