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HAMILTON RUSSELL 12 PN
Item: #377599
Bottle Size: 750ml
WS: 93
$39.99
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HAMILTON RUSSELL 2012 PINOT NOIR

WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "Alluring, with gorgeous toasted spice and cherry confiture aromas, backed by silky red currant, damson plum and cherry fruit flavors."

WINERY NOTES - Our low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soil, cool maritime mesoclimate, naturally tiny yields of under 35 hl/ha and our philosophy of expressing our terroir in our wines – give rise to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richness and generosity of our Pinot noir. Our Pinot noir is not overtly fruity, soft and “sweet” and it generally shows hints of that alluring savoury “primal” character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

A warmer harvest than usual, with extremely low yields and longer than usual hang-times. Higher than average rainfall in November and December resulted in the need for careful disease control, but this was successful and 2011 was a logistically easy and high quality harvest. We experienced lower than average winter rainfall and higher than average rainfall for the period of budbreak to veraison. Rainfall was also higher than average for January and February. This contributed to healthy canopies and absence of stress.
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