Apricus Hill Denmark Pinot Noir 2019
So what is the key to the greatest pinot noirs? Power, complexity, cellaring potential or something else? Great pinot is haunting, with a blend of generous fruits backed by incredible subtlety that meanders between earth, meat and spice. The 2019 Apricus Hill Pinot Noir has those qualities.
It is bright mid cherry in colour and immediately seductive and understated with its cherry compote, Chinese Five Spice and wild strawberry fruits supported by subtle oak. In the mouth it has a great mix of flesh and structure, and turns from being fragrant and pretty to become quite a serious wine with the zippy acidity and tension seen in the wines from Denmark. There is fantastic purity of powerful fruit too with a long and slightly sinewy finish that needs a little time to come around but has already stamped itself as a new high watermark for this label.