|The wines of Hamilton
Russell VineyardsHemel-en-Aarde Valley,
Hermanus, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Tel: +27(0) 283 23595
This top-level producer has been making wines in the cool-climate Walker Bay region of South Africa since the early 1980s, and in that time has carved out a reputation for producing wines that straddle the old and new worlds. Only two varieties are grown: there are 22 ha of Pinot Noir vines, and 30 ha of Chardonnay. I was really impressed with the dedicated, professional attitude of proprietor Anthony Hamilton-Russell, and with the quality of these wines.
Pinot Noir 1998
(Tasted November 1999)
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