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JOHN SZABO
NEW ZEALAND’S INSIDER SECRETS 
WINEALIGN.COM
7 MAY, 2020

High density planting, 11,363 vines per hectare, planted between 1997-2009, 2.25ha total. Bell Hill Pinot Noir 2013 Some whole cluster lots (9-21%), the rest mostly whole berry with only a small proportion crushed; close to a month on skins. Clearly serious wine, not yet at full peak, with dense, finely woven tannic structure abetted by firm, ripe, complete acids, with the sort of extract and complexity, genuine density and length on the palate that can only come from meticulous farming. There’s a real streak of savoury-earthy-herbal flavour, framed up by crunchy red and black fruit. The finish lifts up with a welcome touch of volatility, and lingers on and on. Top kit, structured, ageworthy. Best after 2022. Tasted July 2019.



CAMERON DOUGLAS MS
FINE WINES OF NEW ZEALAND
THE SHOUT
APRIL 2020

The Bell Hill wines quickly became a sought after addition to wine lists around the world. The Bell Hill is literally as the name suggests a bell-shaped bulbous hill with gleaming white lime-rich soil upon which grows outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Bell Hill Chardonnay 2016 The wine itself has lovely purity and detail in the bouquet, a fine core of fruit, judicious use of oak, amazing complexity with fine tannins and a long harmonious finish. 96 Points



JOELLE THOMSON
50 SHADES OF PINOT NOIR
JOELLETHOMSON.COM
28 FEBRUARY, 2020

BELL HILL PINOT NOIR 2016 This is the best New Zealand Pinot Noir I have tasted in and extremely long time – and there’s been no shortage of Pinots poured into my glass.