Single owner private wine collection

Timed Online Auction, 3 - 11 April 2023

Single owner private wine collection
About the Session

The wines have been sourced from a private collector, whose wines have been stored in an immaculate custom-built cellar. The collection showcases the best of the wine-making world and offers a range of options to suit any palate.


Sold for

ZAR 7 035
Lot 21
  • Hamilton Russell Vineyards; Pinot Noir Vertical; 2005 - 2009; 5 (1 x 5); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 7 035

About this Item

2005 - 2009 Pinot Noir Vertical
5 (1 x 5) 750ml

Located behind the old fishing village of Hermanus, is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa, Hamilton Russell. The estate was purchased in 1975 by Tim Hamilton Russell and in 1991 his son, Anthony Hamilton Russell, took over and immediately narrowed their range down to only Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This proved to be a masterstroke and made the Hemel-en-Aarde valley notorious for producing the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in South Africa and a recognised expression outside of Burgundy.

This lot consists of the following 5 wines:
1 bottle of each Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2005-2009.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

2005
‘Experiments with native yeast fermentation and lighter filtration pay off with refined, intense mineral/fruit purity and focus of the ‘05, perfumed and elegant as ever; superbly managed oaking in early harmony. Silky length, deeply satisfying. International acclaim for previous vintages is unsurprising’. - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2007, 4.5*

2006
'Good earthy burgundian notes on the nose – even some mushrooms, good mushrooms. Violets – very lively and refreshing with real subtlety. Worth tasting by anyone who doubts that New World Pinot can be subtle.' - Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Apr 2008)

2007
'Bold, aromatic and ripe, but very elegant, with racy acidity providing the ground wire for the rich black cherry, bramble, incense and sweet earth notes, followed by a long, multifaceted finish.' - Wine Spectator, 93/100

2008
'Long a local classic. 2008 concentrated and intense, but a touch leaner, less richly fruited than 2007. Black cherry, herbal aromas, hints of mushroom, forest floor, rhubarb. 10 months oak, 30% new. Like Chardonnay, part native-yeast fermented.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2010, 4*

‘A tangy, racy style, boasting a core of mulled cherry, red currant and incense notes backed by a long, iron-tinged finish. Taut but vigorous, this should stretch out a touch with brief cellaring.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 91/100 (Nov 2010)

2009
'2009 edition of local classic brighter, seemingly riper than 2008 (4 stars), with fragrant cherry, strawberry notes. Silken, supple and succulent; delicate smokiness (45% new oak) evident on finish.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2011, 4.5*

‘Lovely black tea, signed apple wood and toasty wood spice notes lead the way, followed by racy black cherry, red currant and blackberry fruit, with a long, mineral-driven finish. This has range and depth, yet stays silky and very elegant.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Apr 2012)

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