Monday, August 19, 2013

2011 Oakridge 864 Chardonnay (Funder & Diamond Vineyard, Yarra Valley)

I reckon Sorrenberg, Hoddles Creek 1er, and this wine, the Oakridge 864, are currently my 3 favourite chardonnays.
This takes a day or so to open up at this stage, but once it does it reveals a superb, exciting Yarra Valley Chardonnay. It’s fine boned, but still has a beautiful lime intensity to the fruit. A dry, almost spritzy undercarriage is balanced by a lovely touch of creaminess, subtle oak spice, and an appealing cheesy note. It fairly bristles through the long finish. In another couple of years, once it has built some more weight, it will drink beautifully.


RRP: $75
ABV: 13.4%
Drink: 2015-2021
Closure: Screwcap


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