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2016 Oakridge LVS Oakridge Shiraz

2016 Oakridge LVS Oakridge Shiraz

'A wine of unbridled richness and power showing how much flavour can be extracted for those seeking wines for long-term cellaring.' 
94 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion

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DESCRIPTION
  • The Local Vineyard Series allows Oakridge to celebrate the various sub-regions of the Yarra Valley. They endeavour to match particular varieties with specific sites to deliver outstanding examples of single-vineyard wines.

    This wine was sourced from the north-facing Oakridge vineyard sited in the grey alluvial loams of Coldstream.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Handpicked, chilled overnight, sorted and gently destemmed to try and achieve 100% whole berry inclusion for the Close Planted portion, the Estate Block fermented with 35% whole bunches. A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine – fermentation in open vessels followed by a 13 month maturation in French oak puncheons (10% new).

    TASTING NOTES

    Vibrant purple with red hues. Aromas lead with spicy black fruit, black cherry and ripe plums before moving to florals, stems, pastry and red currants. The palate is juicy and fresh, laced with blackberry, redcurrants and dark plums, cinnamon spice and musky florals. The slight whole bunch contribution adds fine, savoury tannin which adds structure, length and persistence.

  • REVIEWS

    'From the estate block planted '96 and the close-planted block planted '10, chilled overnight, the close-planted block destemmed, the estate block fermented with 35% whole bunches, matured in French puncheons (10% new) for 13 months before blending. A wine of unbridled richness and power showing how much flavour can be extracted for those seeking wines for long-term cellaring. While full-bodied, the wine has balance and ticks the boxes.'
    94 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion

    'Very attractive spices and peppers here. Some graphite, too. The blackberries and red plums intertwine the nose and palate seamlessly. Medium body with a soft and fluid texture. It holds the finish elegantly with powder and fine grip.'
    94 Points - James Suckling

    'No shortage of flavour here. This sits squarely at the richer end of the Yarra Valley shiraz spectrum. Its flavours are a mix of red and black berries, roasted nuts, fragrant herbs and cedarwood oak, in the main, though whispers of twigs and woodsmoke help to boost the savoury side. Texture and length are also on the wine’s side. It just needs a few years to really come into its own.'
    93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front