Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hamilton Russell Hemel En Aarde Pinot Noir 2016



The 2016 Pinot Noir is the latest release from the estate for 2017. It was the second organic vintage in an initially dry season, rain towards the end. It has low conversion rate of alcohol compared to the 2015, the final figure 13.87%. "It was a challenging vintage," commented Anthony Hamilton-Russell, .....It has a tightly wound bouquet with certainly darker fruit than the 2015, a touch of fennel and cooked Italian meat in the background. The palate is well balanced with sappy red berry fruit, more structured than the 2014 with a dash of black pepper on the linear finish. It deserves 3-4 years in bottle

W.S. Tightly focused, with a lovely beam of red currant, raspberry and bitter cherry coulis flavors racing through, enhanced by a bright iron note and backed by a long, floral-edged finish. Best from 2018 through 2023. 3,614 cases made.

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