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    Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2010
    Pinot Noir - South Africa

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    Ratings

    • RP95
    • WS92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 120110

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The terroir of the Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir gives rise to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richness and generosity of the wine. This Pinot Noir is not overtly fruity, soft and "sweet," and it generally shows hints of that alluring "primal" character, along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The sublime 2010 Pinot Noir is aged for 10 months in oak, of which 44% was new and the remainder used. It has a ripe bouquet of redcurrant, strawberry and Morello that shows no signs of under-ripeness that Hamilton’s Pinots occasionally exhibit due to leaf-roll. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe fleshy redcurrant and cranberry fruit that is underpinned by extremely fine tannins. This has wonderful build in the mouth and the finish is exuberant, almost feisty! This is an audacious Pinot Noir from one of South Africa’s top estates. Drink now-2020.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Ripe, juicy and nicely compact, with plum sauce, blackberry and cherry skin notes wound at the core while mouthwatering anise and singed apple wood notes run along the edges. Possesses impressive cut and persistence.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    wrandall2003 (8/8/2013)
    This wine was sour at first (to say the least!) I put the cork back into the bottle and tried it the next day. It was a very good wine after sitting for a bit. It could very well earn another star in several years...
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    roblbarb (5/12/2013)
    Overtones of leather and dead leaves. The fruit is almost non-existent. Very tight wine.
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    John Westcott (6/19/2013)
    Very acidic, after taste clung to my throat like medicine, terrible, only for acquired tastes.
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    Nicole Thompson (5/30/2013)
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