Oakridge Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

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James Halliday
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Campbell Mattinson
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Nick Butler
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Huon Hooke
SKU
OYYC201810 UCAU
$24.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$24.99 Per item
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Aromas of white citrus blossom, white stone fruit and grapefruit, with flecks of gunflint, and hints of fresh nuts, almond meal, and white peach skin. The palate is poised with a lovely shape, there is a generosity to the flavour just bursting to get out. The bright acid line running through keeps everything in its place and providing drive and length. There is texture here to from the solids fermentation providing complexity and layers to the wine. Driven, precise, balanced and complex.
Aromas of white citrus blossom, white stone fruit and grapefruit, with flecks of gunflint, and hints of fresh nuts, almond meal, and white peach skin. The palate is poised with a lovely shape, there is a generosity to the flavour just bursting to get out. The bright acid line running through keeps everything in its place and providing drive and length. There is texture here to from the solids fermentation providing complexity and layers to the wine. Driven, precise, balanced and complex.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

James Halliday

"David Bicknell's masterly handling of Yarra Valley chardonnay has long been proven in wine show rings around the country. He's never been afraid to push the envelope (the acidity in this wine, for example), nor test the benefits/downsides of controlled reduction (barely here)."

92+ / 100

Campbell Mattinson

"This one’s a bit of a risk. It’s slow to open up. Indeed it feels slight at first, but boy is it delicious once it’s had a chance to breathe. Citrus, nectarine, oyster shells, grapefruit and chalk. It shoots straight and long, it’s a refreshing style to say the least, but it’s not flavourless. Indeed it’s charming."

92 / 100

Nick Butler

"A classic struck-match, reductive smokiness to this. Lemon essence and white peaches lend some aromatic charm. A classic, cool-climate expression - natural acidity carrying just-ripe fruit - oak, measured. Exceptional at this price."

89 / 100

Huon Hooke

"Light-straw hue, with a smoky reductive aroma, the taste very restrained, delicate, refined and subtle. The fruit is a bit reserved at this stage. It tapers towards a somewhat short finish. Another six months in bottle may be of some benefit."