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PINOT NOIR 2022 WO Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Sustainable
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HAMILTON RUSSELL
Medium purple red colour. Intense, fairly complex, very slightly smoky, somewhat spicy, attractive, ripe, red and black cherry puree nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, quite well structured, very slightly spicy, intense, fairly ripe, Damson plum, red-cherry-raspberry flavours with a lingering, very faintly smoky, gently cedary, still slightly grippy, youthful, well balanced, somewhat woodsy finish. French barrel aged (36% new) for only 10 months, it has 13.3% alcohol, 1.7 g/L residual sugar and 5.4 g/L total acidity with a 3.6 ph. CSPC 999516
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country South Africa
Rating ***(93 points)
Youthful, Bright, Minerally
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: An elegant red, with a delicate, herbal overtone, boasting ripe and juicy black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Gains depth from an underpinning of smoke, zesty ground white pepper and anise, while creamy tannins lend definition to the finish. Drink now through 2026. Score - 90 (Alison Napjus, winespectator.com, May 31, 2023) Price $ 68.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 2, 2023
Cases bought 112 (6 bottles per case)

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