Saturday, 20 September 2014

Oakridge Over the Shoulder Chardonnay 2013

Good juice this but nothing to make me jump up and down. The fruit has good presence and drive. Sourced from several vineyards in the Yarra where all the fruit is hand picked. Interestingly, 15% of the Chardonnay for this wine comes from the vineyard which contributes to the famed Oakridge 864 label.

Some texture backs up good aromatics where there's some peachy and apple action. There's more fruit than oak. The oak is integrated nicely and does its bit without overplaying its hand. Faint citrus appeal rolls into a soft finish with pleasing length.

Overall, it's good going. I'd have a glass or two but not much more. There are others from the region which perform better at the same price point though.

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $23
Source: Sample

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