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HAMILTON RUSSELL HAMILTON RUSSELL - Pinot Noir - 2016

HAMILTON RUSSELL Pinot Noir 2016

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93 Points

Inviting bright red. Complex, musky, woodsy scents of dark cherry, raspberry, licorice, flowers, herbs and spicy underbrush; this has the soil complexity and light touch of a top Burgundy. Wonderfully brisk, dry, mineral-driven flavors of dark fruits, spices and herbs. Still a bit youthfully austere, saline and dominated by its acid/tannin structure but even today there's nothing out of place and the wine's seamless texture is utterly refined. Needs time in bottle to blossom, but I suspect this savory, tight-grained Pinot will last a long time. Boasts rare energy and subtle grip for South African Pinot Noir. Turned much more salty with 48 hours in the recorked bottle without losing its verve.

May 2017


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