Renowned as one of the best wineries in South Africa, Hamilton Russell produces wines of purity, power and grace from their estate's meticulously farmed vines. This is a wine of great elegance and subtle power, with excellent classical structure and lithe, pure, savory, lifted fruit. The aroma is powerful and pretty, with savory, spicy primary black cherry and a hint of minerals. Not a thick or heavy wine, it has beautiful intensity, power and depth, with bright, pure, palate-coating dark cherry fruit, strong fine tannins and very good acidity. Only the finest French oak is used for the 10 months of aging. It drinks like a finely pedigreed world-class Pinot Noir made in the old-world style but with new world fruit - an amazing combination.