From a single vineyard in the Denmark region of Western Australia, the grapes were fermented in one-tonne parcels with twice daily plunging before ten months in new and seasoned French oak. A crimson/purple colour, the aroma is of fresh strawberries and gentle raspberries, some brambles and animal skins. As attractive as the nose is, the wine really steps up on the palate. A supple, slippery and very slurpable texture, through to silky tannins. There is then good balance, impressive length and a gentle fade to finish. Drink over the next three to five years.4.5 Stars - John Lewis (Newcastle Herald)
With 14% alcohol and bright garnet hues, the Apricus Hill 2022 Denmark Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir has scents of violets and juicy raspberry front-palate flavour. The middle palate features cherry, blueberry, spicy and savoury oak and a finish of chalky tannins. The apricus name comes from Latin for warmed by the sun.