Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2018 - Liquors Inc.
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2018
SKU: 33419

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2018

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750ml
$49.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region South Africa, Walker Bay
Brand Hamilton Russell
Alcohol/vol 13.46%
Our Pinot noir is not overtly fruity, soft and "sweet" and it generally shows hints of that alluring savoury "primal" character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.
Wine Enthusiast
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There's a spicy character to the nose of this robust red, with notes of clove and whole peppercorn riding atop the crunchy cranberry, rhubarb and currant fruit profile. The palate is tense and sprightly in feel, with more of the same bright red fruit flavors, ample acidity and a moderate tannic structure that suggests this would benefit from some time to further mature and harmonize. The medium-length finish offers plenty of tannic grip and fruit-skin flavors. Enjoy through 2028.

Lauren Buzzeo, May 1, 2021
Wine Spectator
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A modern, well-crafted version, showing good harmony overall and a seductive palate, exhibiting dark cherry flavors and hints of clove and vanilla, while mineral and floral accents take the back seat. Solid finish. Best from 2021 through 2027. 2,438 cases made, 800 cases imported.

Aleksandar Zecevic, December 15, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Pinot Noir spent 10 months in barrel with 35% new oak. It has a perfumed, quite floral nose of brambly red fruit infused with pressed rose petals, although it is not quite as delineated as other recent vintages that I have encountered. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that frame the mulberry and crushed strawberry fruit, and tertiary notes plus a touch of white pepper toward the gentle finish. It should drink well with just a year in bottle and then continue on to give a decade of pleasure.

Neal Martin, November 2019