2006 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir Walker Bay
Producer: Hamilton Russell Vineyards Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Pinot Noir Origin: South Africa Region:South Africa
92 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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3.33 out of 5 stars
Good value in traditional pinot noir
Unlike the other reviewer, we enjoyed the more traditional approach (less fruit than California vintages) taken by this pinot noir. This wine was rated 92 by the Wine Spectator and I would agree that it has some very enjoyable qualities, but, clearly, it is not for every taste.
South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting... Read More »
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and... Read More »
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