94 Points – James Halliday
93+ Points – The Wine Front
Authoritative wine critic Jeremy Oliver recently describes South Gippsland as having the “finest Pinot Noir site in Australia”. We agree! Bellvale is just kilomteres from the iconic Bass Phillip winery (‘2013 Wine of the Year’) & enjoys a similar – if not better- vineyard site. Compare with Bass Phillip Estate @ $120 – at less than half the price!
“Clear crimson; while all the Bellvale Pinots have precisely the same alcohol, this is distinctly firmer, presumably the consequence of more new French oak; higher acidity.” – James Halliday
“It’s smoky & herbal & structured, with meat & black pepper establishing a proper foothold even as darker cherried, almost graphite-like flavours pour through….interest & quality it has in spades.”– The Wine Front