Again we have an example of a decent Aussie Pinot Noir for around the $20 mark, something many of us thought had gone the way of the dodo. The fruit is sourced from two vineyards in the Denmark region of Western Australia. The older vineyard is the Harewood vineyard, planted in 1988, while the Apricus Hill vineyard, at a higher altitude and overlooking the Southern Ocean, was planted in 1995. Between them, they are able to offer the wine a mix of different clones (D5V12, 114, 115 and 777, for those who like to know) for the Pinot.
A pale strawberry red colour. Raspberries, red cherries, warm earth notes, dry herbs and a hint of brambles. There is a sweet core of perfumed fruit on the palate. This is seamless in structure and lingers attractively. There are plenty of more expensive Pinots out there that fail to measure up to this one.