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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir


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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2021

Scores & Reviews

96 pts Decanter April 2022

Shows concentrated red berry fruit and sweet and spicy notes on the palate with velvety tannins and structure for the long haul. Still ultra-youthful, it needs two or three years but will keep several decades.

95 pts Tim Atkin MW 2022

The latest in an impressive run of Pinot Noir releases from the ever youthful Emul Ross. Stylishly oaked in 29% new barrels, it’s savoury and spicy, with 12% whole bunches, sinewy tannins and a core of plum, raspberry and dark cherry fruit.

4½ Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Understated yet authoritative expression of cool climate in 21 (94 pts): fresh & poised, with spicy strawberry, red cherry & dusty, tightly wound tannins. Lovely depth & stony mineral undertone. 12% wholebunch, rest destemmed but not crushed, both wild & endemic yeast (as Chardonnay); 29% in new oak, 10 months.

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