I’m not a winemaker but I almost felt jealous, just tasting this, which says it all.
About The Wine
The Oakridge 864 Funder & Diamond Drive Block Chardonnay is one of the giants of Australian Chardonnay.
Crafted by one of the country's most gifted makers of the variety, this single block wine is considered by many as a benchmark wine for the region. The 2017 vintage is characterised by coiled power and intensity. It shows powerful fruit which is beautifully framed by trimmings of fine French oak and some savoury lees character.
Complexity tempered with an easy approachability. It's a wine to behold.
This is an excellent release of this much revered icon of the Yarra Valley.
Oakridge is one of the Yarra Valley's most respected wineries.
Under the direction of master winemaker Dave Bicknell, it has been a major player in defining the modern styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Yarra over the last decade.
From the elite 864 range to the amazing value Over The Shoulder range, there's quality at the core of everything Oakridge puts its hand to. Bicknell has rare touch as a winemaker, carefully eeking out the individual character of each vineyard he works with.
Each wine speaks with absolute clarity of where it comes from. These are excellent, masterfully crafted wines and great value to boot.