All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
The Wine Front –
James Halliday – Oakridge's 864 series represents a number of micro-selections across propitiously situated blocks in the finest single vineyards. Made simply, with whole-bunch pressing to oak, 20% new, fermentation took place under the aegis of ambient yeasts. The result is a stunning wine of verve, with stone fruit, oatmeal and truffle splayed across a tensile spine of bright acidity and smoky mineral crunch. The oak imparts some cinnamon cream. The finish stains the mouth, driven long by the immaculate structural supports and intensity of fruit.
The Wine Front – And here we enter the wonderful medium-bodied world of Yarra Valley cabernet. When it’s done well, as it is here, its company is such a pleasure. This tastes of pencil shavings and tobacco, chocolate and blackcurrant, with mint and mulberry as complexing agents. It’s a wine of calm assurance. It sheets tannin throughout in assertive fashion. The best course of action is to cellar it for 5+ years.
The Wine Front – The pinot noir coming out of Oakridge is top notch. There was a time when Oakridge/Dave Bicknell was known as the chardonnay master but it’s fair to say that the mastery has expanded. This release is smoky and sinewy and savoury, first and foremost, but it still shows sweet fruit and sweet spice; it nails both street cred and seduction. It finishes sound, chalky, appealing, persistent. Gorgeousness in a bottle.
James Suckling – “A standout vineyard with what feels like a strong influence of terroir. If the aromas of flint, chalk, sandstone, dried white blossoms, white peppers, dried nutmeg, acacia and dried citrus peel don't grab your attention, then nothing will. This does about everything right for a cool-climate chardonnay, marrying a strong center palate of textured citrus fruit and spicy complexity with an ethereally long line of acidity and pith. First commercially available vintage of this stunning site in the Yarra. Amazing now but better in 2025.”