2003 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir

Estate: Hamilton Russell Vineyards
Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay, Cape South Coast, South Africa


Tasting Note:July 15, 2016

Who said SA Pinot couldn't age? Bright garnet red with bricking on the edges. Lovely and complex nose with mesquite smoke, burnt wood ends, sweet smoke, smoked cherries and completely rounded. Day two added some elements of vanilla on the nose. Nothing was too sharp and overbearing. Moderate acidity (6.5/10) with a light to medium body. Light spiciness and savory/gamey elements. Completely coats your mouth. Long and lingering finish. Some wood/twigs in the finish and red cherries. Well rounded and balanced.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2020.


90 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Costs around $35.00 for the 2014.