Bell Hill Pinot Noir 2016
“A very complex and expansive nose here with crushed roses, violets and baking spices on offer, as well as a core of such pristine red cherries and red plums. The toasty and spicy oak seems dialed back a little here, allowing beautiful fruit to take a lead role. The palate has such impressively polished shape and depth; it drives in sleek and central and then blooms wide and upwards at the finish, bathing the mouth in fresh, spiced red-cherry flavor. So focused and vibrant. Silky smooth tannins. Drink over the next decade or more.” 98 points, Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com.
“Taut, elegant pinot noir that's long and linear, with fine tannins restraining savoury, dried herb, violet and red fruit flavours. Impressive wine with power, personality and potential. The wine is flattered by a trademark thread of chalky-mineral character that adds edginess.” 97 points, Bob Campbell MW.
“This has purity, shimmering beauty and tension writ large. It feels pretty and perfumed to sniff on, sour cherry, wild herbs, faint cedar and clove. Flavours mesh light and frisky, more of the sour cherry and wild herb, though there’s a distinct stony minerality that trails long through the wine’s epic length. Texture here is incredible. So much detail in the wine too. An outstanding wine.” 97 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.