OAKRIDGE LOCAL VINEYARD SERIES 'WILLOWLAKE' PINOT NOIR 2018

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James Halliday
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Huon Hooke
SKU
OAPN201813 UCAU
$35.00 Per item
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The Yarra Valley has three distinct geographic zones or sub-regions -lower warmer, middle cool and higher cooler sub-regions. We have matched particular varieties with the specific sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines. Orange rind, stewed cherries, spice and a kind of sweet woodsmoke/stem character appear on the nose. Tannin rolls assertively through the wine, but not inappropriately. A lively, cranberry-like aspect adds a fresher feel. Made by Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the year 2017, Dave Bicknell
The Yarra Valley has three distinct geographic zones or sub-regions -lower warmer, middle cool and higher cooler sub-regions. We have matched particular varieties with the specific sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines. Orange rind, stewed cherries, spice and a kind of sweet woodsmoke/stem character appear on the nose. Tannin rolls assertively through the wine, but not inappropriately. A lively, cranberry-like aspect adds a fresher feel. Made by Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the year 2017, Dave Bicknell

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

James Halliday

(2017 vintage) “There is a very deliberate touch of funky complexity to the bouquet and the finish of the palate, stemming from the barrel fermentation on 100% solids juice. It’s accepted, indeed welcomed, by judges and consumers.” 2016 Vintage

95 / 100

Huon Hooke

(2017 vintage) Medium to full red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is subtle and discreet, with nuances of toast from oak and lightly-smoked charcuterie, with underlying dark cherry. Very attractive, the palate concentrated, tight and well-structured, with grip and backbone and length. There is a nice core of fruit-sweetness. A stylish, elegant wine with persistence and ageing potential. (From Gladysdale, red volcanic soil, north-facing site) 2016 Vintage